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Old 05-01-2012, 10:39 AM
Alex Papadakis Alex Papadakis is offline
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i7-2600 vs E3-1275 vs i7-3930K


Hello,

I have a question for a web server, Which ones is better for shared hosting services?

Server 1

Intel i7-2600 Quad-Core
32 GB DDR 3 RAM
2 x 3 TB SATA 6 Gb/s HDD; 7200 rpm (Software-RAID 1)

Server 2

Xeon E3-1275 Quad-Core
16 GB DDR 3 RAM ECC
2 x 120 GB SSD OCZ Agility 3 (Software-RAID 1)

Server 3

Intel i7-3930K Hexa-Core
64 GB DDR 3 RAM
2 x 3 TB SATA 6 Gb/s HDD; 7200 rpm (Software-RAID 1)

I want it for speed and reliability not for "Unmetered" Services

Thanks

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:48 AM
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Personally I would choose E3 series because you are guaranteed to have ECC memory, which is critical for data integrity in busy servers.

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:53 AM
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Hello,

I have a question for a web server, Which ones is better for shared hosting services?

Server 1

Intel i7-2600 Quad-Core
32 GB DDR 3 RAM
2 x 3 TB SATA 6 Gb/s HDD; 7200 rpm (Software-RAID 1)

Server 2

Xeon E3-1275 Quad-Core
16 GB DDR 3 RAM ECC
2 x 120 GB SSD OCZ Agility 3 (Software-RAID 1)

Server 3

Intel i7-3930K Hexa-Core
64 GB DDR 3 RAM
2 x 3 TB SATA 6 Gb/s HDD; 7200 rpm (Software-RAID 1)

I want it for speed and reliability not for "Unmetered" Services

Thanks
I vote for server #2

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:59 AM
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I would rather server #2, as long as my combined data was under the 120GB amount. Otherwise I would increase the SSD size, but still stay with the rest of those specifications.

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:00 AM
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Server #2, although I would be wary of only having 120 gigs of total storage space.. Still, if you're not concerned about that fact #2 should work out for you.

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:01 AM
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Your stated criteria is speed and reliability, so it has to be the Xeon with SSDs. You probably won't squeeze as many accounts into it as the others (depending on i/o load) but they are more likely to still be up in 12 months.

Have a look at hardware RAID options also, if your budget stretches, and also do some background digging on the OCZ drives - some SSDs have less than stellar reputations and I can't remember where the OCZ drives sit.

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:59 AM
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Server 2 gets my vote but the storage is not enough for shared hosting unless your doing 100mb packages

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:59 AM
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Server #2 except for the fact that you would probably want to save a few dollars and get the E3-1270 which does not have a GPU and instead use a server board with IPMI 2.0/ KVM-over-IP.

On the SSD side, they are pretty decent, but you need to be on stable firmware. Bad OCZ firmware is no good.

On the i7-3930K, you also want to look at which revision it is. The early versions did no support VT-d (if that is important for you.)

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:05 PM
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If speed an reliability is the main factor, go with the E3 (#2) hands down. ECC ram will be used which from many years of first hand experienced, makes a world of a difference when running servers coupled with SSD drives, you cant go wrong. 16GB ram for the most part is plenty too.

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Old 05-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Alex Papadakis Alex Papadakis is offline
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Thank you all!

So the final setup is :

1x Xeon E3-1275 for web server
1x Xeon E3-1275 for mysql server
1x Xeon E3-1275 for dns server
1x Intel i7-2600 for data backup

i will buy the r1soft for data backup, is there any better option?

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