Help choosing web server hardware requirements....
Posted on 2009-05-02
I have no real experience with harware side of things and was curious if the experts can offer some advice on web server and database server hardware requirements., where to buy, or what questions to ask the seller.
I'm looking to go *cheap* so I have been on ebay looking at their refurbished offereings, etc. For some reason the Dell PowerEdge 2650 ($200-650) offerings keep coming up and seem appropriate, but I really have no idea. Below are a few details about each server I need and also a posting on a server that may serve as a starting point...
OS, Software: Windows Server 2003, SQL Server Express
OS, Software: Windows Server 2003, Apache Web Server, Tomcat, PDF conversion application, MDaemen mail server
Users: 200 users, low to moderate use (whatever that means :) )
[Server I saw on Ebay] - $325
Component Quantity Size / Details
Processor 2 2.8Ghz/512/400 Intel Xeon
Memory 6GB DDR SDRAM (12GB Max)
Expansion Slots 3 PCI-X 3.3-V, 64-bit, 133-MHz
Hard Drives 2 73GB 10K RPM USCSI (5 MAX)
CDROM 1 24X CDROM
Floppy 1 1.44MB Floppy
RAID Controller 1 Dell PERC 3 Hardware RAID (0/1/5)
RAID Battery 1 Dell Backup Battery for PERC 3 Card
Remote Control 1 Dell Remote Access Card (DRAC III)
Ethernet Port 2 Gigabit (10/100/1000) Broadcom
Chassis 1 2U Rack Chassis
Slide Rail Kit 1 Dell Slide RAIL Kit (Upon Request)
Front Bezel 1 Dell Front Cover Bezel (Upon Request)
Power Supply 1 Dual 500W