My budget isn't that high, so this looks like the best I'd be able to get for the price.
Intel Celeron D 2.6 GHz Processer
80GB Hard Drive (Not sure if its IDE or SATA or SCSI)
1,000 GB transfer
My site doesn't get that many users, but it is mostly PHP. I have a dynamic image service that generates small images, and gets ~2000 hits a day. I do run a few forums which use mySQL. This server would be running cPanel. Would this be enough for that? If its not, there is another server that I might be able to get.
Intel Celeron D 2.8 GHz Processer
120GB Hard Drive
Would the better processer and extra memory help that much? I know the memory probably would, but if I could get the cheaper server, I'd rather get that and maybe upgrade later.
2000 hits a day is not much. I handle up to 300,000 dynamic hits (Coppermine gallery) on a P4 2.4Ghz/1GB server. So if your scripts are not extremely heavy, 2000 hits on that celeron would be absolutely no problem.
In fact...2000 hits should also fit on a VPS server, or maybe even shared webhosting
I have shared webhosting right now, and it runs fine. I just was thinking about moving from shared to a dedicated so I can have more control of it. Even though its shared, the server I'm on now is an Xeon with 2 dual core processors and 4 gigs of ram, so I wasn't sure if it would run on just a celeron.
The first Celeron listed would definetely be able to handle your web site with ease. Although, I would recommend adding an extra 512MB of ram. Ram is great, escpecially if you plan on experiencing rapid growth.
Xandrios, I just read your post again, and I don't think you understood me. Also I read the wrong log . The dynamic image script gets around 100,000 hits a day. That is only one subdomain of my website. My main website gets around 700 hits a day. A subdomain that hosts some files gets around 150 hits a day. A subdomain that hosts a forum gets around 20,000 hits a day. Another forum gets around 3,700 hits a day.
I know I probably should have included this info in my first post. These are page hits by the way, not site visits.