Thread: What is better?

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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)
    We are upgrading our servers and I am wondering what is better, two servers (PII 300 196M RAM and 64M RAM 8+ Gig IDE Drive, 10/100Mbs Ethernet Card) one running MySQL and the other Apache and PHP3 or just one more powerful server (PII 350, 256M SDRAM, 2 8+ Gig SCSI HDs, 10/100Mbs Nic Card)
    running MySQL, Apache and PHP3? The MySQL server get 1400 000 questions/day and crashes around 5 time/day... Cost doesn't matter I just wan't to know which of these two configurations will be faster and more efficient...

    Any other tips would be helpful. Thanks in advanced.
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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)
    Which config would be better for you would depend somewhat on the relative level of demand upon Apache and mysql. If I read your activity figures correctly, you're going to find that no matter how you configure it you're be thin on RAM.

    Dan Mahoney,
    Discount high-volume web hosting

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