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    What dedicated server deal is the best?

    I'm thinking about a couple of different deals, and as I'm not a hardware expert I wondered if anyone could help me out with this.

    Server 1:
    Quad-Core Xeon X3220 2.4 Ghz/2x4MB (expensive)
    1066FSB 2GB RAM ECC
    500 GB SATA 7200 133 RPM

    Server 2 (the cheapest):
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Dual Core
    6 GB DDR2 RAM
    2 x 750 GB SATA II

    Server 3 (medium price):
    Core™2Duo 2x2,0 GHz
    3 GB DDR2 RAM
    2x320 GB SATA


    I have a website where each page is around 200KB and uses a simple MySql db. Around how many pageviews would each of the servers above manage a day? They are all 100mbit dedicated. What server is the best choice.
    My network of web sites:
    xBox-Talk.com - Balando.com - NewRoomTalk.com
    HumorHour.com - Ordigno.com - Playword.info

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    Server 2 (the cheapest):
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Dual Core
    6 GB DDR2 RAM
    2 x 750 GB SATA II

    Server 3 (medium price):
    Core™2Duo 2x2,0 GHz
    3 GB DDR2 RAM
    2x320 GB SATA
    One of those. Are the drives in RAID arrays and which model Core2 is it?
    Unless it is a TON of dynamic content any of those should take a huge beating before giving you issues.
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    200KB is very little, server 2 looks good. Lots of RAM & HDD space, and the CPU is very good.

    100Mbit dedicated (I'm guessing its unmetered aswell, as it is dedicated?) will also be able to satisfy alot of customers.

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    I recommend server 2. What provider are these servers from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JelloX View Post
    200KB is very little, server 2 looks good. Lots of RAM & HDD space, and the CPU is very good.

    100Mbit dedicated (I'm guessing its unmetered aswell, as it is dedicated?) will also be able to satisfy alot of customers.

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    I recommend server 2. What provider are these servers from?
    I think that 100mbps dedicated means not a shared port in this case. Which is probably like 1000-3000GB bandwidth .

    Server 1:
    Quad-Core Xeon X3220 2.4 Ghz/2x4MB (expensive)
    1066FSB 2GB RAM ECC
    500 GB SATA 7200 133 RPM

    Fastest CPU
    Lowest amount of RAM
    Least amount fo space

    Server 2 (the cheapest):
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Dual Core
    6 GB DDR2 RAM
    2 x 750 GB SATA II

    Slowest CPU
    Highest amount of RAM
    Highest amount of space

    Server 3 (medium price):
    Core™2Duo 2x2,0 GHz
    3 GB DDR2 RAM
    2x320 GB SATA

    Middle-speed CPU
    Middle-amount of RAM
    Middle-amount of space

    , so I would say server 2, because of the RAM & HD space.

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    Overlooked the explanation of use


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    the database is pretty small, just around 50MB. will that have something to say? I have heard that then you can save a lot of loading time since it is in the RAM or something like that?
    My network of web sites:
    xBox-Talk.com - Balando.com - NewRoomTalk.com
    HumorHour.com - Ordigno.com - Playword.info

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    Not related to your questions but I'm wondering which hosts you are considering?

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    Server 2 IMO

    It has a fast-ish cpu, which is 3ghz dual core
    It has alot of ram, which is perfect for things with big databases
    It has alot of space.

    And it's the "cheap" one

    Non related question,
    How much are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LogiGaming View Post
    It has a fast-ish cpu, which is 3ghz dual core
    The reason that it runs on 3GHz is, that the Intels are faster on the same clock speeds like, a Core2Duo on 3GHz would be 20% faster than an AMD on 3GHz.
    That Core2Duo on 2GHz would be faster than the AMD in 95% of the benchmarks/tasks you run on it.

    But why pay more if you don't need it.

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