I guess it would probably of advantage for some newbies as me if some of you pros could probably give a little ranking on CPU´s and stuff. At least I personally would really appreciate it, since when I searched for buying my last server (bought today) I kinda really felt insecure on what server CPU to take. Now I know that always depends on whatfor you would want to use a server, but probably still someone could give a raw idea about what each CPU can handle about when being used for regular websites (medium traffic, medium DB usage).
I was thinking about something like that (just an example, I don´t have experience in that so ranking given is just a "placeholder"):
Personally I would be interested, just in case I need to buy another server soon, what would probably fit best for a server for regular webpages for me. My pricerange is about 100-300$ per server, so that would allow me to buy either:
Now I wonder which one of the 4 performs best for regular webpage server, or one would e.g. rather buy a cheaper AMD64 instead of more expensive Xeon´s and use more RAM and so on...?
So basically what I am looking for is an overview of the different CPU´s and for which purposes they are well-usable and for which they are not. Of course I would also be very thankful for any good links to tutorials/rankings where I can find good information about that
I think your ranking is about right and would like to add that a Dual Opteron would fit quite well in your $100-300 price range. There are a few places with Dual Opterons w/ 1-2 GB RAM and even SCSI for $2xx