New Server Hardware Recommendations?
djmuhlestein at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 09:11:58 MST 2009
Kimball Larsen wrote:
> So, my elderly (4+ years old) home server is banging on death's door, so
> I need to figger out what to use to replace it.
> It's been a while (uhm, 4+ years) since I've had the pleasure of trying
> to build out my own linux box rather than buying something
> pre-configured for windows and just slapping linux on it. So, I've got
> some questions:
> What processor family will offer the best bang for the buck? Should I
> go with an AMD or an Intel? What are the advantages of Phenom vs
> Athalon vs Opteron? Do various flavors of linux like one processor
> family more than another?
> How's about motherboards? I assume that after I pick a CPU, I should
> mate it with a well-supported motherboard. Any that you can recommend
> as having solid linux support for all their doo-dads?
> I prefer to make this thing be as small as possible (think media center
> pc sized), but have space for a typical ATX case if need be.
Why host your own? If you're going to spend $$$ on a server, why not
just spend $ on a good virtual server. You can do an Amazon E2C cloud
virtual server for around $50/month I think.
50/month * 4 years = $2400. Slightly more than the 1500 an adequate
server will cost but lots less than the 3-5k a server that could rival
what you get for the price would be.
I'm sure there are other many hosting options with many different price
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