Should I upgrade?
Posted on 2009-07-15
I have Win XP Pro.Joomla (Apache-MySQL-Php) and hMailServer are on one PC.
I have 512 MB of RAM-DDR400,AMD Athlon64 3000,HD SATA I 7200 (its a SATA II HD,but my mo-bo is SATA I,so...)
I don't have almost anything else working in a background,except for default Windows processes and AVG+AdAware.During the day I also use Firefox and Adobe Acrobat Reader a lot and they take up a lot of RAM.
But my PC is slowing down and I'm afraid it would have a negative impact on overall server's performance.I'm talking about the time my site's visitors will have to wait for web pages to be served to them.In Task Manager swapping stands on around 400-500 MB and there's 150-220 MB of available RAM.
So what I want to ask is...whether my hardware configuration has any impact on quality and speed of my web site access times and would should I upgrade if anything?
Should I get rid of unused processes in Windows or that's not gonna help much?