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Old 12-29-2007, 08:28 AM
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Default Should i buy "HP DLSeries Rack" Or Extreme desktop??

we are a web design company and we want to put our new customers to a new server. We have about 300 Customers with usually Flash or Php sites .. So we want to buy a good hardware to handle our current customers. i will also host e-mails
So my Question is:
If i buy a HP DL Series rack server i will spend about 2000$ But for that money i can buy an extreme OEM desktop machine with 8 GB ram, lots of SCSI disks etc... So whats the main point on going for a HP or any rack Server vith 1 gb ram ?
Thank you for your commets. ..
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From my experiences, moster servers (or as you put it "extreme OEM desktop") are used for mostly high stream servers, like internet radio stations or streaming video (large files being transfered all the time). Obviously, lots of disk space to hold these larges files, and lots of ram to handle faster i/o times (etc). Rack servers (simple 1/2U units with < 4g ram) are great for the smaller stuff.

But, I could be wrong. I've just always seen this and is how I setup my servers. I have about 10 rack servers all doing different small jobs (irc server, email server, non-streaming web server, etc etc). And I have two monster servers (FTP file server, and a streaming video/audio server).

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