I am looking for a dedicated server that will run two large websites and have a few questions:
The web sites will be using ASP for the pages with a mySQL database. I have been told by many people that a windows server needs to be three times more powerful than a Linux server to achieve the same performance. Does this mean I should choose a Linux server with Chillisoft ASP as it will be faster if the specs of the two servers are identical?
The two websites receive around 5million hits a month and use 35Gb bandwidth per month (for both in total). What would you recommend for a economical server specification to run these sites? Would a P4 2GHz and 256Mb RAM be enough? The mySQL database will be hosted on a different server so that can be taken out of the equation.
Well I already have a RaQ4 server for my other web sites and that runs chillisoft ASP fine. But these two new sites are different animals altogether. I am more comfortable with Windows I have to admit, but will a 2GHz P4 and 256Mb RAM cope with a site that has 5million hits a month and 35Gb Data transfer per month running Windows Server Standard 2003 and ASP?