I am going to colocate a machine with fastservers.net people. Tell me am I doing right with respect to the following?
1) Machine will be prepared by interpromicro.com people who'll transfer it to fastservers.net.
2) Its configuraton is dual processor AMD (1.5 GHz), 18GB SCSI, 1 GB RAM.
3) Planning to host 500-700 sites in 1-2 years.
4) Please guide whther I should go in for RAID 1. It adds another 500-600 USD to the machine's configuration. And how failsafe it is?
depending on how large the 500-700 sites are going to be - you may or may not have enough space. And why are you talking about RAID - since you are only going to have 1 HD? Plus, RAID shouldn't cost that much.
ive never really had a problem with radi when it was done right...get 4 hds and go raid0+1 or JBOD (just a bunch of disks) hope you get it going and liek others said no way you could host 500-600 sites on a 18 gb hard drive...that would only leave 36 mbs a site...not even counting the operating system, programs, etc..