Help Calculating Web Server Hardware Requirements
Posted on 2011-10-03
I am a web developer building a xmas promotion micro-site. I need to procure a server and need some advice calculating the hardware requirements please.
The site will be a mobile website, each page will be max 300kb, and there will be around 5-6 pages in total, with probably 4 pages in any single user journey. The 300kb will comprise of around 220kb in framework code (potential for caching after first visit) and the rest made up of individual page resources.
We expect to have between 2000 and 10,000 unique visits per day (10,000 being a burst peak number, 2000 being what we expect our average to be).
The server will run php, mysql and apache web server running on Red Hat Linux.
Server-side, the app will need to capture a small amount of information into 2 db tables at the end of each user journey, and query the same tables once per journey.
Can anyone please give me advice on the minimum processor/memory capabilities that I would need to safely run this promotion?
We will be using a Rackspace dedicated server. And the site will run under SSL.
Thanks in advance..