Time for a new web server - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-12-2004, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 220
Default Time for a new web server

I'm using a PII 400 as my web server for the past 8 months.

The server has a broken onboard soundcard and video conflict. It crashes very often lately. Many times my website users couldn't post a thread in my discussion forum due to a system failure.

I'm thinking about getting a new box.

Do I go for a new Dell Desktop or a Dell Poweredge Server? My website doesn't have alot of traffic daily. I guess I may not need a super fast server.

I couldn't tell the difference between a Dell desktop and a Dell server hardware wise.

Could someone shed some light on it? Thanks.
__________________

Discusman is offline  
Old 12-13-2004, 01:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 18
Send a message via ICQ to kube Send a message via Yahoo to kube
Default

If you a running a small website, server specs shouldn't really matter too much. It doesn't have to be ultra fast and as long as it has a decent amount of memory, it should run fine, providing of course, that the hardware inside the box is behaving.

So for a new server for what you require: Custom build one with parts from your local shop. You shouldn't need to break the bank, and should find that you will be able to build one for what you want, at a low price.

Another option would be to go with a hosting company who take care of everything for you. But that doesn't give you the fun and enjoyment of building and maintaining your own server

I'd try and be more helpful, but it's 6am here hehe

Tell me how you get on

Edit: Missed the whole point of this post haha. To be honest, i'm not entirely sure what the difference is. I've never been a fan of Dell's products. I'm guessing the powedge is a rack mountable server and the 'Desktop' is a desktop server, pretty much like whta you already have, but with a few added extras.
__________________

kube is offline  
Old 12-13-2004, 01:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 582
Default

you could go for some xp SMP certified processors in a tyan dual cpu mobo, 2 gigs of RAM, i think they sell some tyan dual cpu mobos with onboard audio/sound... good luck.
__________________

The World is my trashcan and i intend to fill it...
Leonidas is offline  
Old 12-14-2004, 11:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 220
Default

A Dell 2.8Ghz with 256mb ram and 80gb hd is only cost $360 (free shipping). I think this one is good enough for me.

No matter how would I look at it, it would cost more when I go for a custom built server.

You people do not like Dell computers? They are very cheap and reliable.
Discusman is offline  
Old 12-14-2004, 11:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932
Default

Their servers are neat. Their PC's mostly suck.
__________________

-----------------------------------------------
Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 12-14-2004, 12:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 220
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by ShoobieRat
Their servers are neat. Their PC's mostly suck.
I just placed an order of a Dell 3.0GHz 512mb ram, 80mb HD.
Only $475 including shipping & tax.
Discusman is offline  
Old 12-14-2004, 12:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932
Default

Sounds 'bout right...for a avg server...
__________________

-----------------------------------------------
Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 12-14-2004, 08:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 220
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by ShoobieRat
Sounds 'bout right...for a avg server...
Yeah, that's what I need an average server for a light traffic website.
__________________

Discusman is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.