The one suggestion I would make is using two servers instead of just the one. This would alleviate some of the file sharing issues you may have when there are quite a few users at one time. Secondly, did you need these managed?
Budget is pretty reasonable.
How much traffic do you expect getting / needing?
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For your hard drive configuration, you'll definitely want to put your database on a RAID 1 configuration with 2 x 147GB SAS, if not RAID 10 with 4 x 147GB SAS. As Rob Hivelocity said, you might also be best splitting the role of the file sharing/database between 2 separate servers.
The server is managed server..
Server can be in USA
I am confused with the hard drive choice as I need a bid space for file sharing and a good hard drive for a database.
AND WITH ALL SAS THE PRICE EXCEEDS...
Last edited by jamesmitchee; 04-25-2011 at 10:45 PM.
Reason: ADDITIONAL INFO.
actually we are building a management system for an institute that will include about 23 sub systems along with lots of videos, file sharing and will be needing a good database that can keep up that as all things will be connected with php and mysql, and for the cpanel we will be needing it for the sub systems.. I think server specs are good enough, the only problem that i am facing is the type of HARD DRIVES as i am little confused in choosing them, if i take only SAS drives they are going to increase the cost of server to over $600 and i wont have enough space for Files. on the other hand if i go with SATA i will have the space but not a premium HARD DRIVE to support the systems.. This is my opinion and i may be wrong on this and thats why i think i am stuck in this, please help me out...
Softlayer is all self managed
Rackspace is probably not going to do what you want for that budget
You might want to consider splitting your needs up as mentioned earlier. Put mysql on one server, files on another to keep things kind of ballanced?
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Depending on his site and how popular it is, a single machine should be fine and later on, file and/or mysql servers can be added to accommodate growth.
The budget is fine as well. Try checking the offers forum to see if you can find anything within your budget there. Once you do, contact the potential host and do a search for them on the web.
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How about a SSD drive for database, (depending on database size). I also agree to previous poster. eg. better with two servers instead of just one!
Something like this, availible for 159 EUR/month from a well known ISP..
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2x Xeon E5520, 2x Quadcore – Nehalem
12 GB DDR3-RAM ECC
2x 1,000 GB SATA II HDDs, 5,400rpm; RAID 1
2x 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD
10,000 GB data transfer included
Server location in Europe or USA
Optional Managed Hosting
got a server from GIGENET, with the following configuration:
Dual Processor Quad Core Xeon E5620 - 2.4 GHz Westmere - 12MB Cache
12 GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
Standard IPMI and KVM-IP Card
Premium BGP4 Network (FCP Optimized Routing)
1 Gbps Public Uplink Port Speed
15TB Public Bandwidth
1 IP Address + 8 IP
1.0TB SATAII - 7,200RPM without RAID
2.0TB SATAII - 7,200RPM
147GB SAS 15,000 RPM
Host Ping (ICMP) and TCP Service Monitoring
NOC Response from Monitoring
Operating System - CentOS 5
64-Bit Operating System
APF Firewall for Linux
Apache Latest (2.2)
MySQL for Linux