I am looking to for a new dedicated hosting server.
The server is for a database-heavy application.
I am between 2 servers.
At first I was going to order a
HP DL180 G6
2 x E5620 Xeon.
4 x 1TB in RAID 10
The cost of the server came to a little less than 300 EUR a month.
Then I notice the same hosting company was offering a
1 x E3-1230
2 x 500GB
The DL120 has no RAID controller so if I want RAID it will be software RAID.
The cost of this server is a little over 100 EUR a month.
For what I have read the E3-1230 can much the performance of the 2 x E5260.
So the question is, does the E3-1230 match the 2 x E5250 in performance and also how does the lack of a RAID controller will affect the performance of the server.
Thanks for all your help.