New Server Hardware Recommendations?

Jake Pollmann jake.pollmann at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 16:34:49 MST 2009


On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Kimball Larsen
<kimball at kimballlarsen.com> wrote:
<SNIP>
> See, but some basic math tells me this:
> Expected lifetime of server (based on lifetime of last 3 I've had at home)
> 4.5 years
> Expected cost of new server $400
> 4.5 years * 12 months = 54 months
> $400 / 54 months = $7.40 on average / month.
>
> if ($7.40 < $20)
> {
>    buyHomeServer();
> }
> else
> {
>    useExternalSharedhost();
> }
>

How much are you paying for bandwidth?  How much are you paying for
electricity (maybe more than you think)?  How much does down time
cost?

Kimball's conclusion is still probably right, but there should be more
factors in the decision.

JP



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