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Small business Web Server Specs

Hi there,

I am considering getting my own Web Server for a single site, and need some advice on the type of server I'll need. I expect that after a period of about 2 years the peak traffic at any given time, would reach about 200 000. I need to know the basic hardware specifications for this type of traffic, and then any other essential software to run the server.

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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
I'm going to discourage you from doing this.  Web hosting companies will typically charge less than your electricity bill cost for the server to host it for you, and they have multiple connections paths and redundant power providers.  With 200K visitors you would not want to be down, yet with a single power provider and a single connection point you surely will be off line more often than you can predict.
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userTesterAuthor Commented:
Thanks Larry. What type of hardware and software specifications should I be looking for?
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
Unless you want to "own" the server in a data center, where the costs of providing rack space, electricity, drive space and bandwidth for your traffic will be more than you think... (have a deep and detailed discussion and proposal from the data center) you should start by just engaging any of the web hosting companies you can find by searching "web hosting companies".  Look for good reviews and contact them with your needs and your expected traffic.  Discuss their uptime SLA's and so on.
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userTesterAuthor Commented:
Thanks, it makes sense to go with a dedicated server from a provider like Bluehost.
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