The last server you built. How did it turn out?
I was just wondering what the experts think of a server machine I'm about to build.
This machine will be a web server.
I expect an average load of 1,500 users at it's heaviest, and perhaps a user base of about 1 mil.
There will be database searches, and image downloads happening concurrently. The website will also have a one-on-one chat (php+mysql) app. Each open chat window will check for new messages about every 3 seconds (just simple SELECT COUNT() queries).
Here are the machine specs:
EPOX 9NPA+Ultra mobo. Supports NCQ.
AMD Athlon 64 3500 90nm, Ll 128 KB, L2 512 KB
Seagate ST3120827AS SATA hdd, 7200 rpm. Supports NCQ.
4GB OCZ Premier/Micron Technology RAM 184-Pin DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Hard drive config will be SATA2 RAID 0 (3 disks).
Based on the load average above, the chat, the db searches, etc, should I go with this machine, or should I consider a multiprocessor machine?
BTW, OS will be Fedora core.