MS SQL Server 20008 / MySQL Development Machine
Posted on 2011-03-08
I have MS SQL Server 2008 on my computer. In addition at one time I also had MySQL and Apache server. I took the latter two off because it seemed that my computer was running slow. I took them off due to a Google I did on speeding up you your computer which suggested taking off unused or seldom used programs. This cleared up the problem.
The problem is I have web sites of my own which I need MySQL and Apache to do development work on my computer and our company just upgraded to MS SQL Server 2008 which I now need to learn. I also have side work that is making it necessary for me to learn / work with MS SQL 2008 server.
I use Dreamweaver 8 in part to develop my databases and web applications.
I have been using Bluehose.com to host my websites and I use their MySQL and phpMyAdmin to develop databases to host my websites but I really need MySQL and Apache on my development machine to test applications on the IIS testing platform.
My system is currently:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB (2.75 GB usable)
Do I need to build a better faster computer to use all of the above??
Or can I buy a stand alone server install these programs on it and then log on from my computer and use the programs on the server?