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    Question 64-Bit vs 32-Bit Platform

    Hi all! I'm setting up a new server for web + mail + mysql + php + etc...
    Should I choose CentOS x64 version or i386 version? Which is better?
    What I'm looking for is performance + stability + compatibility...

    I know that i386 version must provide better compatibility, but x64 version provides higher performance, how should I choose?
    My server has the following configurations:

    - Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (1.86GHz) CPU/2MB BOX
    - GIGABYTE GA-965G-DS3 I965G M/B
    - Super Talent DDR-2 667MHZ 1G Ram
    - Seagate 250GB ST3250624NS NL35 SATA II/16MB
    - Seagate 320GB ST3320620AS SATA II/16MB HDD
    - LITEON 16X DVD Rom Drive
    - SPI 400W ATX400PN ATX 20+4Pin Power Supply

    What are you guys' suggestions for me? I heard that Frontpage Server Extension is not supported in 64-bit platform, and Zend gets poor support on it too, is this true? These are in fact key features that we want to provide to our customers. What do you think?

    Thanks for any advice!

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    So can anybody give me some hints? Thanks.

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    I'm using the 64 bit with Plesk 8, MySQL5, PHP5 and Apache 2.2.2. Work pretty well. I haven't run into a single problem because of using 64 bits yet. You can always install the stuffs you want then test the server out before deploying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyTigger
    I'm using the 64 bit with Plesk 8, MySQL5, PHP5 and Apache 2.2.2. Work pretty well. I haven't run into a single problem because of using 64 bits yet. You can always install the stuffs you want then test the server out before deploying it.

    Hi FluffyTigger,

    So have you got Frontpage Server Extension and Zend runninig properly on your server? Thanks.

    Anthony.

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    I don't run either.
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    64-bit will give you better performance with the Core 2 Duo is what I've seen.

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    64 bit may be stable arch wise, but it's not stable application wise. Unfortunately, not enough has been done to develop on the 64 bit platform to make it worthwhile. It's GETTING there, but there are too many changes to core hardware to go out and jump all in.

    Stay away from 64 bit until software developers actually put stuff out for it.
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    Hi!
    I have a new woodcrest server..and I checked before downloading the *proper*
    openvz kernel..and the intel site said that this was..indeed..a I? 64T compliant proc..however..this was not a 64bit version of Centos..so it complained loudly when I tried to install the wrong kernel.

    I don't know if you can easily "upgrade" to the 64bit version of Centos..and then be good to go with the 64bit kernel. My gut says...it works fine as is..leave it alone.

    I think I'll leave it alone.

    Naaaa...upgrade we will! Yes! Tonight!

    >>Sigh. Or maybe not. Looks like a clear case Win/Lose

    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/archi.../t-113382.html


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    Hi!
    Uh-oh..more options. EM64T or IA64? Anybody know?

    >>IA64=Itanium..so..I'm willing to bet EM64T is the ticket.

    >>>Just learned my P4 can be upgraded as well...maybes.

    Thanks!

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    Are you planning to install any control panel? If you are going for Cpanel or Ensim, I suggest you to forget 64 bit.
    I had issues with Cpanel and Ensim on 64 bit servers.

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    Hi!
    Ah! win/lose again. No..I'm leaving as is..installing from scratch really does not appeal to me if things go horribly wrong. knowing my luck...uhh...yeah. Option 1-leave as is.

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    No thanks then..option one:leave it alone

    Hi!
    Ah! win/lose again. No..I'm leaving as is..installing from scratch really does not appeal to me if things go horribly wrong. knowing my luck...uhh...yeah. Option 1-leave as is.

    >>How bizarre..ops. sorry about that. javascript errors? This is something new.
    Oh wells.

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    I've managed to get a fresh install of CentOS 4.4 x64 version on my server, together with DA + Apache 2 + PHP 4.4 + MySQL 5, and it works fine for the moment... I'm planning to get PHP 5 + suPHP installed as well shortly. I'll observe for a moment and see how it goes...

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    I will must say that currently web hosting panels are not 100% compatible with 64bit OS... You may face some problem in future

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