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    Server hardware specs?


    Hello, What are some standard server specs for a webserver running FreeBSD[latest stable version, unless someone else specifies something better] and Apache[latest stable version, unless someone else specifies something better] With openSSL[or some other type of SSL for Apache].

    This server will be used for some people I know, And for education for me[before I use it as a server]. I've used FreeBSD before just not extensively, and I found it amazing.

    Any help on specs such as processor, motherboard, Etc... I'm hoping to use an AMD based processor.[Athalon XP 2700+ probably, So then a good MOBO will be needed, Any recomendations?]

    I'm looking into spending about $1500 CAD [about $1100 USD]


    Any help would be great. Thanks!
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    I don't know that there are "standard" specs for such a server. It sounds like the server will not be heavily used, so your athalon xp should be sufficient. You'll want quite a bit of ram (like a gig+), and if you're serving files, you'll need a good amount of hard disk space, possibly a raid. http://www.tomshardware.com/motherbo...721/index.html is a review of some athalon mobos, the good ones will suit your needs fine.
    Basically, freeBSD will run on pretty low end computers, and for personal use, you don't need much impressive hardware. A computer built around your processor with enough ram will do fine.
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    I'm kinda lookin' for somethin' a little powerfull so I can have some fun with it, Run SSL[I know this can be very harsh on processors] So yeah, Thanks for the review link, Greatly appreciated. I was thinking about a gig or so of ram to start off with, I guess the main question to all this was I need a good mobo.

    Thanks again.
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    Funny thing is I run OpenBSD on a PIII 700 with 256MB like a champ. Then I have FreeBSD on my 1.2Ghz Althlon w/ 640MB of ram for development stuff running MySQL 4 and PostgreSQL like a champ.

    As far as motherboards go, I have never had any problems with ASUS. I have had issues with ABIT and others before, although its been 2 years since I last put together a computer.

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