web server specifications

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi all,

I'm not sure whether this is the correct forum to post this question (please point me in the right direction if it's not), but I'll start off by posting here anyway.

I'm just curious to know what people think the minimum specifications for a web server should be if it needs to handle the following parameters:
- uses
- Windows 2003 Server
- MS SQL Server 2005
- latest .NET version
- latest IIS version
- very high-level security websites
- minimum of 10,000 visitors per day (and prob much more than that)

Thanks!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

anyone?

I'm not wanting to offer any hosting services. I'm just curious about the power required to do this.
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Hi Zian,

Depending on your budget, I would consider 2 servers for this - 1 for web and 1 for mssql.

How much of that traffic will be connecting to the DB?

If this will all be on one server, Id certainly recommend a dual xeon unit, scsi drives and a good chunk of ram.

Hope this helps...
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Hi Andrew,

All traffic would be connecting to the DB. It's the only reason to go on the website - to access the DB.
Actually, I just remembered. MS Sql wouldn't be the only database in use. The server would also be required to interface with Unix servers to connect with their databases as well.

Thanks for your help,
zian
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Hi zian,

Well, based on this, you should definately be looking at a mini cluster - and the only solution I know which can accomodate what you are looking for (at least out of the box) is an hsphere cluster..

This is a config you should consider:

server 1 - *nix web server/mysql server
server 2 - windows web server
server 3 - mssql db server

server 1 and 2 can be much smaller servers, server 3 should be a beefy db server.

although you dont need hsphere to do this - it will set this all up for you and allow you to control all of this from a central location.
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Thanks for your response, Andrew.
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Servers should be in a VLAN cluster, db servers on private internal lan, then if your web load ever increases you can add more web server for load balancing

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