I am looking to get a dedicated server for my php/linux monkeying.
I currently just finished upgrading to a VPS from a shared host, but I am planning ahead for a launch of something that has at least a bit of potential to get slashdotted.
currently I am hosting on the lowest VPS that 1and1 offers.
10g of space
128m ram burst to 256m
I could of course just upgrade to the biggest VPS if I needed to and might just be what I do.
50g space, 2tb bandwidth, 512m ram burst to 1024m
The question is though, the lowest ded server on 1and1 is $99/mo
Single Core AMD Athlon 64 3500+
2 x 160 GB (RAID 1-Software NOT HARDWARE...)
the question is not if that is a good deal or not. I am staying with 1and1, so thats not really up for discussion. unless perk wants to rent me out a small chunk of his cage if the time comes
otherwise if it really hits, I will be jumping to Rackspace probably.
The question is, could that server handle a potential slashdotting of a graphically minimal site, but which does tend to make quite a few database lookups. The lookups are fairly effecient (i think), but there are alot of inserts/updates going on. the selects are not a big deal i think.
I am trying to think of an example that might be on the same potential level for load per user. and the only one I can really think of is something like rememberthemilk.com
my gut is that the server is enough. for windows I would be able to say it isnt, because of the ram. the speed is fine, ram is not. for linux, im not sure.