CentOS Webserver Harddrives
Posted on 2013-05-15
I am setting up a new web server and have a relative small budget.
The server comes with a 500GB SATA and a 64GB SSD.
Originally, I thought to use the SSD only for MySQL but the host suggested to actually install the OS on it too.
My question would be what you opinion is on this.
Will the OS fit and will it really be a benefit, since the websites are way bigger than the 64GB space so the public websites as well as the Webmail would be mapped to the SATA drives because of their size.
So is it still very beneficial to have the base Cent OS 64bit LAMP installation on the SSD and map selected directories that are not accessed to often to the SATA. I currently have SAS 15k drives and because of budget scale down to SATA 7.5k so I am exploring the options to keep performance up as much as possible.
I would love to hear some opinions and also if the OS over time might get to big.
Also what files and directories should really be on the SSD. Maybe it is better to do it the other way around to install the OS on the SATA and only map certain directories to the SSD.
I do not have anyone with me to discuss this and the host obviously is advising me into whatever makes more money for them. So a neutral opinion from a expert in web sever set-up would be what I need.
Thank you for your opinions.