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  1. #1
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    Which windows server version I should buy?

    Hi,

    Could you tell me which windows server version
    (2003/2008, web/standard/enterprise, 32/64bit, 5/25CALs)
    I should buy if I intent to sell below plans. Many thanks.

    (1) Share hosting (1000 websites)
    (2) VPS (40 Xen VPS)

    My Server Spec
    Dual Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5620
    24GB DDR3 ECC RAM
    4x1TB RAID 10

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    Hi,
    This is a good question for the data centers you are thinking about using. All of them should have sales reps that will tailor the server to your needs, and let you know which version will be best for what you want to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by noqqkk View Post
    Hi,

    Could you tell me which windows server version
    (2003/2008, web/standard/enterprise, 32/64bit, 5/25CALs)
    I should buy if I intent to sell below plans. Many thanks.

    (1) Share hosting (1000 websites)
    (2) VPS (40 Xen VPS)

    My Server Spec
    Dual Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5620
    24GB DDR3 ECC RAM
    4x1TB RAID 10
    Web Edition for shared web hosting, 2008 R2 for IIS7.
    Data Center Edition for Hyper-V, 2008 R2 64-bit.

    CAL is not something that is usually used in common hosting scenarios.

    And you need a SPLA (Service Provider License Agreement), a retail license is not something that is allowed to be used by a hoster.

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    Hello noqqkk,

    For your shared hosting, I would recommend you to use 2008 Web/Standard.

    If you're thinking of putting your VPS and Shared Hosting together, then I would say... get yourself a better server 1st.

    Then again, if you're going to be putting 40VPS in 1 server, I don't really care which OS you use going to be using because 40VPS in 1 server will be something interesting to see, especially the server you mentioned.
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    I would recommend Standard as Web has some memory limitations afaik.
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    FYI 2008 Web does NOT support DNS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityGM View Post
    FYI 2008 Web does NOT support DNS!
    I don't think it supports MS SQL Server either.

    Edit: Oh wait, there is a hotfix for that, I think.

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    My bad my bad. Didn't see that it was 24GB RAM. I just saw the 4GB RAM there without the 2 in front.

    If 24GB RAM, then you'd have to go with a Windows 2008 Standard (64 bit) at least. Else your RAM will be maxed out at a certain number and the rest of the RAM available is basically useless!
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    Thanks a lot. Would like to know if I would like to sell VPS (xen 512MB x 40, 15GB HD each), what is the minimum spec of my server?. Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noqqkk View Post
    Thanks a lot. Would like to know if I would like to sell VPS (xen 512MB x 40, 15GB HD each), what is the minimum spec of my server?. Many thanks.
    You'd need at least something with Dual Processors. I'd recommend Dual 5520 or higher. Raid 10 or higher is a must as well. You can get away with 7200RPM drives provided they are Enterprise grade drives (SAS or Western Digital RE4, or similar). I'd recommend Adaptec 5405Z RAID cards as they tend to have some of the highest throughput I've seen with Raid 10 on RE4 drives.
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    I'd go with the 2008 web standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by david_ebizpc View Post
    I'd go with the 2008 web standard
    You just named 2 different editions.

    I think you mean Windows Server 2008 Standard edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InfiniteTech View Post
    You just named 2 different editions.

    I think you mean Windows Server 2008 Standard edition.
    Yes! you are right

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