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Dedicated Server & Database Server


Where I work I have been asked to look into renting a remote Dedicated Server and/or Database Server to host a new database driven website (back-end also needs to be accessed by our office pc's).

The website will be receiving less than 1000 hits per month.
The website will have an MS SQL back-end database.
The remote back-end database will also need to allow connections from our office pc's (approx 30) via an MS Access front-end application.

My question is threefold:
Will I need a dedicated server for the website and a dedicated Server for the Database?
What server spec would be required?
Can anyone recommend a reliable leasing company?

Many thanks
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Have you thought about using SQL Azure? You can scale the hardware requirements back and forth based upon what you need!


If the security and performance is your concern then you have to split them. otherwise there is no need to split them.
andrewpiconnectAuthor Commented:
EVilPostIt -
No, I havent thought about Azure, presume this is just for a database server and not able to host the website?

Balmasri -
Security and performance are important, however, website hits will be less than 1000 per month, back-end users would be approx 30 users all day every day.
Would this warrant splitting the two servers?
No, I believe you can host the website too and again you would be able to scale based upon usage.
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