Newbie server recommendation. MSDE, email and website.
Would something like basic plan here work? Cirtex.
I used to have an email and website server through dreamhost years ago. I never really used it.
What kind of server do I need?
Any recommendations for one, how do I find one? Bay Area, California.
Small Business start up 2-3 users. Want a quality, dependable server.
I’m thinking I can cancel the below yahoo accts, and move the accounts to a new hosting service
$35 annual. Yahoo custom mailbox E.g. Bobsearch.com
$9 annual. Yahoo private registration e.g., [email protected]
Encore recruitment software server “Includes encore for MSDE is a Microsoft SQL Server compatible data storage server)
“Because encore’s processing takes pace on the middle-tier Server and Database Server, client workstations benefit from higher performing servers. Typical initial server installation should be an hour”
For installations with les than 50 users, the combine Server configuration is recommended. … Database engine requires less than 200mb plus size of database and attached files. 3. avergage client requires 300mb of storage. Should be hardware raid or mirrored.”
Website hosting. Something capale like this. I know I need to hire a designer to do it.
You will need Windows hosting - I'm not sure of the actual requirements (resource wise) of the application but from your quoted description it sounds like you would at the least need a stand-alone server which with windows you are probably looking at $80/month+ unmanaged in a datacenter or more.
"Combined Server should be a fast Pentium-class 850mhz+ windows nt/2000/2003/2008 server computer with a mimimum of 512mb (add ram will generally increase performance). "
$80/month seems steep. I'm guessing this kind of setup requires too much processing for the under $10/month plans. tempts me to run my own server on location. I have a 3800kbs download, 200kbs up fiber connection.
Recommended System Requirements for Server
Microsoft Server 2003/2008 (SBS/Standard/Enterprise, 32/64-bit). RAID array and minimum
(4GB recommended). If running application and database layers on single server, sizing RAM
database size is beneficial. 75MB free disk space server in additional to database size.
Would this work? Something better? Case choice:? Antec Sonata+500ew $110 link VS antec 300 + 430ew $85 link
$70 Cpu wolfdale e5200 65w link
$20ish Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Fan For Intel CPU link
Gfx: hopefully built in motherboard or cheap videocard $90 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache Hard Drive link
Raid 1 setup. Better to go with motherboard that supports or add in card? Motherboard: ???
"tempts me to run my own server on location. I have a 3800kbs download, 200kbs up fiber connection.
Just a heads up, about 6 years ago, mail from my mail server started getting rejected from several hosts, because while my ip was mostly static and hadn't changed in over a year, the address itself was flagged by my isp as dynamic.
A lot of servers had started rejecting from "dynamic" ip addresses to avoid spam.
Anyway, as I was in the process of moving, I didn't worry about it until after the move, but made sure I had a package with an actual static ip address after the move.
It's been smooth sailing since, and things may have changed as that was 6 years ago. However, I thought it best to speak up, just in case you don't have an actual static ip address with your isp and do decide you want to run your mail server locally.
It may be something everyone already knows, and was probably why I started having the problem 6 years ago. Once they were resolved I didn't think much about it anymore, but I saw he was thinking of running his own mail server, I thought I would pipe up and say something, just in case it's not something well known.
If it's well known, just ignore me, just thought it was best to err on the side of caution.
I'd been running the mail server almost 4 years when the problem suddenly popped up, and I remember the pain of tracking down why some people weren't getting mail from the server. Figured, I'd save someone else the trouble, especially since in my case, while the ip was technically dynamic, it had only changed 3 times in 4 years, so it wouldn't necessarily occur to make sure that the ip address was one actually flagged static rather than flagged dynamic but never really changing. (The 3 ip address changes, also only coincided with major events in the company, like when they got rid of @home, when they changed names, and when they sold to another cable company in the area.)
Last edited by LadySDevil; 07-15-2009 at 08:20 PM.
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