When you guys buy dedicated servers to rent out, which do you prefer? I'm trying to figure out what servers are worth investing in.
The problem is servers get outdated everyday. Someone told me that even the RaQ4's are going to be outdated soon. For smaller companys that can't afford to have big stocks of multiple types of servers (p4s, celerons, raqs, etc. a la RS) which do you think will attract the most customers?
Originally posted by arjun ... Someone told me that even the RaQ4's are going to be outdated soon.
I thought that they were already outdated. Are they still making those?
Buy the best hardware that you can get for your budget. There's no easier way to decide.
If you're asking about what is the best for your budget, then you have to compare the prices and learn a little about the hardware.
I would never recommend a RAQ.
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Originally posted by arjun When you guys buy dedicated servers to rent out, which do you prefer? I'm trying to figure out what servers are worth investing in.
Depends what you need them for. I'm extremely happy with our current servers, but if I could go back and change them, I'd probably go for Dual P4 chips, 3*36GB SCSI drives with RAID5 config. Maybe more ram too. 3GB top quality RAM would be sweet. But you're pushing the price up a fair bit with that config. This means more accounts per server or dearer accounts per server. This being if you populate servers as per the revenue each server generates etc...So many factors and variables to consider here.
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