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    Question How much RAM is enough?

    Hello,

    I would like to hear everyone's opinion on this.

    I'm thinking of custom building a server from Dell, is 512MB sufficient for hosting of less than 100 webhosting clients and perhaps 1 counter-strike server, or should I go for the 1GB upgrade?

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    Id go with the 1GB ram upgrade, espically if those 100 clients use mysql.
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    It's totally up to you, but it couldn't hurt. There's a lot of variables involved, but there's definately the potential that you'll end up needing it.
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    It should be 1GB minimum.

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    even if the extra 512MB costs $150+?

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    It's worth going to 1 gig if your going to be running MySQL databases for the websites. It milks memory. I wouldn't go any less than 1 gig, just my opinion..
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    Originally posted by Necroist
    even if the extra 512MB costs $150+?
    Is this a one time fee, or a monthly fee?

    I'm going to go ahead and assume it's a one time fee and say yes, even if it costs $150. That's nothing. You should consider yourself lucky it's a one time fee instead of monthly.
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    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...1425sapp&s=bsd

    if you're planning on ordering from dell, i recommend that


    Dual xeon 2.8 w/ 1gb ram for $850 is quite an excellent deal

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    Re: How much RAM is enough?

    Originally posted by Necroist
    I'm thinking of custom building a server from Dell, is 512MB sufficient for hosting of less than 100 webhosting clients and perhaps 1 counter-strike server, or should I go for the 1GB upgrade?
    If the 1GB upgrade is cheap, why not?

    Ram usage is a function of how good you are at tuning your servers resources.
    I used to serve up 1M pageviews per day on a Pentium 100 with 128MB of ram.
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    Is there a day and night difference between a Xeon processor and a normal P4?

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    Originally posted by Necroist
    Is there a day and night difference between a Xeon processor and a normal P4?
    It really depends on your app...
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    Originally posted by pstation
    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...1425sapp&s=bsd

    if you're planning on ordering from dell, i recommend that


    Dual xeon 2.8 w/ 1gb ram for $850 is quite an excellent deal
    It is, especially when we just bought a bunch for 2x that.......oh wait...ours were 2U.

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