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Old 07-10-2001, 09:04 PM   #1
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is it enough?


Hey guys,
I am buying a Compaq Deskpro 4000 w/ P2-233, 32MB, 3.2GB HD, Sound, Ethernet, USB to transfer my server. i was just wondering if it would be enough to handle 250-750 visitors a day. If you dont think so, do you know any place where i can get a cheap computer? Thanks for any replies.
 
Old 07-11-2001, 02:35 AM   #2
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If the site visits were timed evenly then i guess it might be OK but it will be a little thin. But the real world consists of prime time and peak loads. Does your job depend on the performance of the server? Will you on;y be supplying static content or do you want a full slashcode2?
 
Old 07-11-2001, 03:43 AM   #3
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What speed is the link to the box? As that'll effect the maximum spike you can expect.... as mcleodnine mentioned if you're on static content then you should be find. Mind you my server has a little bit of dynamic content (via PHP) with no problem and thats a WinChip2-233 with 64MB, and you'll be getting more kick per clock tick too (being a P2), so I wouldn't have thought you had any problems.

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Old 07-11-2001, 01:26 PM   #4
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I have a cable connection and I am going to get dsl soon and i'll be putting them together (of course i am going to buy another network card). The contents of the site is dynamic. I have a forum running there.
 
Old 07-11-2001, 01:54 PM   #5
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if you have a forum running, you most likely may need more memory and a more powerful cpu...but i may be wrong.
 
Old 07-11-2001, 03:13 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by dilberim82
I have a cable connection and I am going to get dsl soon and i'll be putting them together (of course i am going to buy another network card). The contents of the site is dynamic. I have a forum running there.
Putting them together? As in a load-balancing scheme or a as in fail-safe?
 
Old 07-11-2001, 03:39 PM   #7
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Brian i think you are right. I do need a little more cpu and memory, but i am broke and i did not want to spend money to buy a new computer right now. But i figured if i was going to give 150 i might as well give 400 and get a Pentium III with more memory. And mcleodnine, i was going to load-balance them but i changed my mind. I think DSL will just do fine for now. Thanks everyone for your opinions
 
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do you know what the upload speed on the DSL? because if the extra cost of the cable isnt too much, it might help to have that extra boost from the cable.
 
Old 07-11-2001, 06:27 PM   #9
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Hey,
I did not ask the upload time(very stupid of me). I think you are right about needing both lines but I just found out that i cannot use static ips with my cable connection. Is there any way getting around this? I know if i only use my cable connection it is enough, but i did not try dsl by itself yet.
 
Old 07-11-2001, 07:16 PM   #10
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you might be able to get a hostname...or you may have one...i found mine by using Mirc im sure there is a different way ...its like ############.ne.mediaone.net so i pointed http://telhut.cjb.net to that hostname..

BTW the server is being redone so...
 
Old 07-11-2001, 08:19 PM   #11
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I am not sure if i understand you Brian. can you explain what you mean a little?
 
Old 07-11-2001, 09:33 PM   #12
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Smile

Your ISP may give you a hostname. This is similar to a web address, but rather than being assigned to an IP, it is assigned to the MAC address (like a serial #) of your modem or NIC. When i signed up for cjb.net, instead of giving an IP to connect to, i gave my hostname, that way if my IP does change, I wont have to reconfigure it . One way to find your hostname is to go here.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 01:10 PM   #13
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Configure this system with the essential services and don't install a bunch of stuff you don't need (like Xwindows) and this thing will server 1000's.

Of course, it greatly depends on what you are serving, but I am assuming a simple web server. You could run this on a fast 486 if you wanted. BY FAR the limiting factor on the user's end is going to be your's and his bandwidth.

KevinJ
 
Old 07-13-2001, 11:35 PM   #14
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well for ease of setup he could install xwindows right? But run it only when you need it
 
Old 07-14-2001, 03:54 PM   #15
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well.. I don't think installing X makes things simpler. The curses based utilities work much better than Linuxconf or the other X utils.

Learn the command line and non-X utilities. Learn to edit certain (but not all) text files by hand. You will learn SOOOOO much more than doing it the other way.

Xwindows belongs on workstations (IMHO), not on servers.
 
  


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