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Need to Determine Web Server Hardware Requirements

What is the best way to accurately determine the hardware requirements I need to meet for a new web server?  I know the amount of anticipated unique visitors per day and daily visits, etc.  Is there some formula or tool I can use to aid me in this?
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well you also need to know content, is there server side scripting, database(s)?

just unique visits per day is not enough information to calculate from.

if you are running php/asp.net or any other server side apps, then you need to benchmark those before you can use vists per day  to calculate hardware needs.

also, what os, webserver?
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OS = Windows 2003 Server
Apps = ASP.Net Web Apps & Web Services
10,000 unique hits daily
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Hmmm...  I guess this wasn't as easy as I thought.  I have opted to follow the model of another network I had access to since there isn't any clear-cut method to measure this.  We are putting together the infrastructure for the web apps that technically do not exist yet.  So there is obviously nothing to run a benchmark on, and we would therefore not be able to use that method to get this done.

I appreciate your input.
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yes, it is difficult estimated server needs for asp.net projects, especially while they are under development.

good luck.
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For myself if you have a good budget go with something like:

At least 3.0 ghz Xeon (if you can take a Dual core or dual processor, go for it)
At least 1Gb ram (2-3Gb will be the best)
HD go with SATA
100mbit connection

this would be a good configuration ;)
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