Hello, we are looking to setup new web servers in a colocation center. One server will be the main hosting server, then we will have a database server and a file server.
The main server will have an IP and be connected to the internet. - Then through another ethernet port, the main server will connect to a router, that will connect to the other two servers. They will have local addresses and be called to in the php code.
The question is - if there is going to be a lot of data going back and fourth between the two local servers and the web server, what type of router is needed?
For example what is the difference between the two routers below? - We just want a router that can handle lots of traffic and bandwidth and not get bogged down ever, while being the most cost affective.
a good and reliable switch is HP ProCurve Switch 2824, the thing is that you dont need 24 ports. Anyway, its not a good idea to go with a consume switch, best is to invest in a good switch even if its more expensive
Yeah I have been reading that consumer switches are not as reliable in a server setup. I really only need a 4 port gigabit switch, that is high end and reliable with no slowdown or congestion. I will check out the 2824.