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    What is the most important CPU or RAM?

    Hello again the community

    I have a question unsolved for me

    What's the most important for a dedicated server? The CPU or the RAM?


    So for example
    I have a dedicated server here:

    1-
    AMD Athlon 64
    X2 6000+
    Dual Core
    6 GB DDR2 RAM

    and an other here:

    2-
    Quad Core Xeon® X3430 Processor at 2.4 GHz all 4 Cores
    8 MB L3 Cache, 1333 MHz FSB
    4 GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory

    and an other here:
    3-
    # Dell PowerEdge R210
    # L3426 3.2GHz Máx. Turbo
    # RAM: 4 GB


    Which one is the best for an average website operating a social networks with almost 3000 users connected same time (no torrent website, no youtube like's website, no uploads, no online gaming website)?

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    CPU or RAM important? it depends on what you host. In your case, I think server# 2 is best. It has good CPU and enough RAM.
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    RAM.
    RAM.
    RAM.

    But I'd never run on less than a good Xeon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fannytsanchez View Post
    Hello again the community

    I have a question unsolved for me

    What's the most important for a dedicated server? The CPU or the RAM?


    So for example
    I have a dedicated server here:

    1-
    AMD Athlon 64
    X2 6000+
    Dual Core
    6 GB DDR2 RAM

    and an other here:

    2-
    Quad Core Xeon® X3430 Processor at 2.4 GHz all 4 Cores
    8 MB L3 Cache, 1333 MHz FSB
    4 GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory

    and an other here:
    3-
    # Dell PowerEdge R210
    # L3426 3.2GHz Máx. Turbo
    # RAM: 4 GB


    Which one is the best for an average website operating a social networks with almost 3000 users connected same time (no torrent website, no youtube like's website, no uploads, no online gaming website)?
    Both are important, if you large DB then RAM is more important, in Static site CPU more important

    From you spec server # 2 looks good
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    In the current market, a descent CPU is enough for a webserver unless it runs a heavy cpu intensive application.
    So your best bet is to choose a configuration that has plenty of RAM, its will help you run more simultaneous app. one server can handle.
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    From your spec. Quad Core Xeon® X3430 Processor the second server is the best. It has the powerful CPU and enough RAM to run your custom needs.
    Actually saying CPU and RAM are both important for a dedi. Its just varies according to your needs

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    Which is more important in a car? A sunroof or heated seats? Whichever one you need / want more. No one answer there. There are cases where you might need 12 cpu cores and 4gb ram, and cases where you would need a 1-2 cores and as much ram as you can get your hands on. It really depends.
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    CPU is far more important then ram

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    Both and they need to work well together

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    It depends on what you are going to run with it. Does your application need more processing or short RANDOM access to memory?

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    cpu is more important than RAM.
    You can add RAM's to server easily and it is pretty cheap. Change cpu cost much more.
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    Looking at your configuration, your best bet would be second server since its DDR3 and almost latest technology available in the market so you have the room to expand as per needs show up but on a DDR2 system, you simply can't do it.

    Regarding the importance of ram OR cpu individually, if you don't know it, we don't know it!

    Its your application, you should see which factors will be intensive in your case so I really believe you need to have a more dynamic server that has the room to expand if you find yourself in trouble with your application usage so you can upgrade your memory to 16 - 24 or even 32GB RAM or simply change your CPU to X3440 - 3450 - 3460 - 3470 to have more capable CPU and you simply don't have this chance on 1st server, so best bet would be second one IMO.

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    3k users at the same time? im assuming a lamp setup, look into php-fpm, memcached, eaccelerator, things along those lines.
    look at your disk i/o and whether you need to be on two servers, one for your database and one for your static/dynamic content.
    look into proxying your static files to nginx if your using apache.
    your going to need lots of ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    RAM.
    RAM.
    RAM.

    But I'd never run on less than a good Xeon.
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    hey i think the both would do just fine, go ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    RAM.
    RAM.
    RAM.
    Agreed
    Agreed
    Agreed

    Especially when you have a lot of concurrent users. Apache will eat up RAM like there's no tomorrow

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    both a lack of either ram or cpu will lock up your system and shutdown your services

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    There's no simple answer, it really depends on your specific case. I'd say get as much RAM as you can, since it's relatively cheap. But somebody also raised the point that it's easy to add RAM but much more costly to upgrade your CPU later on so keep that in mind. Anyway, I'd go with the Xeon.

    You should probably install munin on your server and see what's actually being used.
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