In a message dated 10/11/2004 4:58:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time, shane writes:
Will the box be serving http and mysql as well, or do you have another
machine that will do mysql?
It will be a single box running everything needed for a Slash site: httpd
(with mod_perl), mysql, etc. Additionally, the box will serve a few
low-traffic web-sites -- mostly static (99%) with an occasional PHP CGI. The Slash
site will generate 80%+ of the hits.
In a message dated 10/12/2004 10:51:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time, jamie
600 users is not very many. Even if 100 of them all start
surfing the site every day at 9 AM when they come in to work,
that's not a lot of traffic, maybe 1-5 pages/sec peak, right?
5 pages/sec is a good guesstimate of peak demand.
This box would probably do you just fine, though it's a
That looks like a great box on a performance-per-dollar basis.
Thanks for the advice!
Alas, I will be lucky to get one decent box on which to run our site. Here
at "megacorp" it is a pain -- in time and paperwork -- to request new
hardware. So much so that I chose to drag out my old laptop (900 Mhz AMD
Duron/256Meg RAM) to use as our development-server. In any case, given the small
number of users (<1000), I think one production-server will suffice.
In a message dated 10/12/2004 1:44:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
I don't reccomend that, esp. if any of the other sites will use MySQL.
Better to have MySQL and other essential services (like sendmail, etc) on
it's own box, and have one box as a webhead. That's basically what we do