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    Bandwith o hardware?

    I want to move to a new dedicated server provider. Analyzing several options available in the market I found that there are two types of providers: those who offer (for the same price, 300 U$S/month) high quality bandwidth and modest hardware, and others who offer best hardware placed on standard networks.

    What are the points to take into account to make a correct decision?
    Guille

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    Both network and hardware are very important,it depend what you need, I would choose good hardware with good network.

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    It's depend on what you host.
    I personally prefer good network!
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    Hello fitesun. Thanks for your response. I do agree with you, but 300 U$S/month is my budget. See two offers I can afford with this money:
    Dual Intel Xeon 5130
    2GB ECC RAM
    200GB Sata II 3.0 gb/sec

    2000GB Transfer (best bandwidth)

    Dual Intel Xeon 3.4
    4GB ECC RAM
    2x73GB SCSI 15kRPM
    2000GB Transfer

    Guille

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    Both servers are great!
    If you have a lot of mysql processing, I would recommend the second box because it has 4GB RAM and 2x 15k SCSI HDDs which will help a lots.
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    Hello ServerVina. Someone said that to serve static pages bandwidth is the limitation, and for dynamic pages (PHP or MySQL intensive sites) the point is the hardware (RAM, processor). Do you agree with this? In such case, what do you think about sites whose dynamic pages can be converted to static ones?
    Guille

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    Yep, I agree with that!
    It would be great if you can convert dynamic sites to static one, but will it works for your needs?
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    Yes, will work. It is actually working now. About 90% of the pages of my sites can be converted to static because their content is not really dynamic.
    Guille

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    Serving static files these days does not require a lot of CPU power. Atleast it doesn't require a lot of CPU power from programs such as thttpd or lighttpd. It's the dynamic pages which require it. I'm not sure how much traffic you get, but considering your getting 2TB of bandwidth it must be quite a bit or high traffic site.

    A high quality network is important. I used to believe that all networks were high quality and maned by professions who knew what they were doing. I was wrong when I experienced a very slow network by a DC in Asia. The current company I work for utilizes the the HE.net network and there's never been any downtime from them.
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    We are now getting 1100-1300 GB of transfer a month. We use Apache(mod_proxy)+Lighttpd to serve dynamic+static content. We also make use of mod_gzip. The configuration is the same for our sites and for those we host (total = 26).

    With regard to networks, I know what are you talking about. I'll take a look at the datacenter you mentioned. Thanks.
    Guille

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