I am providing linux hosting for a while now, but want to expand my services to windows hosting as well.
I am looking to get a dedicated server, but could use some help in deciding what to chose.
What would be better for windows 2003 hosting? It would normally be used for asp.net pages, and people can use ms sql (but the free msde edition). There will also be mysql on the server.
What would be better, more ram or more cpu?
config 1: less cpu, more ram
Xeon QUAD-CORE Clovertown E5130 (4 times 1,6 Ghz)
8 GB ECC DDR2 ram
config 2: more cpu, less ram
Dual QuadCore 5310 8 times 1.6GHz Cores
4GB ECC DDR2 Ram
Also, I am looking at offering ajax for asp.net. Does this take a lot of resources on the server?
And what about running apps in isolated application pools for every user. Does this take a lot of server resources?
Thanks for your help guys!