A good server spec

Discussion in 'General' started by timaaarrreee, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. timaaarrreee

    timaaarrreee ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    This may sound dumb but what would be a good server spec that would run Debian 4.0 Etch or Ubuntu Server 8.04 really fast;

    *With all the good stuff ISPConfig offers.
    *And say a hundred+ sites hosted.

    All on 1 super server.

    I was just curious - see how much it would cost as looking to save up :D
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. timaaarrreee

    timaaarrreee ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Ok, I am running a server at the moment that is my main server


    1x 320GB IDE HDD
    1.8 GHz Celeron processor
    10/100 NIC

    I was woundering what phisical specs required i would need to build my own server. That i can run at home as i have very high speed connections.
  4. lukasware

    lukasware New Member

    Server spec?

    Server usually means Xeon processors using socket 602
    (check out the new Intel Xeon 7400 series $856 -$2600)
    * X7460 - 2.66GHz - 6-core - 130W TDP - 16MB L3
    * E7450 - 2.40GHz - 6-core - 90W TDP - 12MB L3
    * E7440 - 2.40GHz - 4-core - 90W TDP - 16MB L3
    * E7430 - 2.13GHz - 4-core - 90W TDP - 12MB L3
    * E7420 - 2.13GHz - 4-core - 90W TDP - 8MB L3
    * E7455 - 2.13GHz - 6-core - 65W TDP - 12MB L3
    * E7445 - 2.13GHz - 4-core - 50W TDP - 12MB L3

    but you probably mean a socket T (LGA775) desktop mobo...
    I like the shuttle barebones...I run a openfiler iSCSI server
    on one and and an ESXi VM server (and 10 VMs) on another.
    The E5200 $89 processor is the cheapest one that supports 64bit VMs.

    Shuttle K45 ($99) + E5200 ($89) + 1 1TB seagate SATA ($135)
    + 2GB DDR2 RAM ($32). integrated video and GigE = $355
    Low power and low noise. Note the K48 has no slots.

    Extra $100 gets the Shuttle that has 2 slots 1 PCI 1PCIe
    and holds 4GB RAM and has the fancy "ICE Genie" cooler...

    (not affiliated with Shuttle I just live in a small space)
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  5. timaaarrreee

    timaaarrreee ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    ok, thanks for that i will have a look and parts of that spec and see what it would cost as im not really interested in having a dedicated server.

    I was thing of having a lot of 500GB SATA drives in RAID 5 with a dediated RAID Controller. But i might need a fancy server motherboad for that.
  6. lukasware

    lukasware New Member

    i'm curious what you come up with for a raid 5 controller for SATA drives under ESXi

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