I was wondering if any of you could help me to
evaluate the Cobalt 4 XTR. I am wondering how many
users could I fit onto to it, serving up standard web
sites it and disregarding hdd space. (The overall
horsepower of the machine).
Also I was wondering if anyone could tell me how
difficult it is to customize (automate) the tasks that
the system does...useradmin and the stuff...I asume
there is an sdk out there that can assist.
Also if anyone can discuss overall satisfaction with
using cobalt over other systems. Thanks
Although i do not own a XTR i do own several Raq3, 4 and 550's.
My raq are filled with 100 to 120 sites each, that goes for the raq3 with 300Mhz and 512Mb ram as well as the Raq550 with 1Ghz and 512Mb.
I'm afraid noone can give you exact numbers because it all depends on your business and how active your users are, the type of sites, how they use Mysql etc.
Cobalts are great but if you're looking for a system to fiddle with (automate task etc.) you better look for a standard linux server maybe with ensim or Plesk installed, because the rags tend to break when you start messing with them.
Basically they are designed to make things easy to maintain and act as a good transition from Windoze to Linux. However a standard Linux box with only Webmin installed is less likely to 'break'. Obviously the RAQ has a gentler learning curve, but with the ever increasing number of Linux targetted secuity holes etc., it is becoming harder for us to keep them all up to date. If you are new to dedicated servers then maybe you should look at getting a managed server.