Originally Posted by smoked1
I am in the process of shopping for a web server. My question is what would be better, a server with quad 1Ghz XEONs or a server with two 2.6 Ghz XEONs?
For a Apache, PHP, and MySQL server, my choice would be two 2.6 Ghz Xeons. Since you're contemplating between a quad 1 Ghz Xeon ( 4 CPUs each with 1.0 Ghz) or two 2.6 Ghz Xeons, I would venture to guess that these are 1.0 Ghz Xeons are very old Xeons. Thus I would go with two 2.6 Ghz Xeons thinking those are newer models. But without knowing exactly what flavor of Xeons you're going to go with, it's hard to make an informed decision. If knowing the exact Xeon codename, i.e. Nocona, Paxville, Sossaman, Dempsey, Woodcrest, Tulsa, Clovetown, or Xeon 3000-series, it will much easier to decide.