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Old 01-05-2004, 02:42 PM   #1
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Will this machine do for a web server?

Hi, I need some of your experience...

350 Mhz pentium
64 MB
40 Gigs.

Do you think this will do for running a web server with MySql, and phpBB?

Does anyone have a server running with similar specs?

Old 01-05-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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Sure, I've had same thing running on a p200 64 megs of RAM with a dying hard drive, and it worked flawlessly.
Old 01-05-2004, 03:27 PM   #3
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That is definitely a usable system; however, you might experience some performance problems under a heavy load.
Old 01-05-2004, 04:16 PM   #4
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Yes, I agree with Stickman. You probably will experience some performance hits under a heavy load and if you are using GUI interface (run level 5). Might be more beneficial down the road to add some more ram and change the run level to say 3.

Old 01-05-2004, 05:02 PM   #5
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I would also comment that you should look at a minimal install... services and cron jobs and what not could degrade the performance just as much as a bit hit from the net. So, yes it will work fine, but your going to have to do a little planning to be sure.
Old 01-05-2004, 05:52 PM   #6
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I saw that you use Debian, which is a good, "light" Linux distro. Slackware is also a light, quick distro. Something bloated such as Red Hat, Mandrake and so on, might slow the requests to the server a bit.
Old 01-05-2004, 07:14 PM   #7
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Depends on load. Putting in some more RAM would do no harm.


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