August 15th, 2012, 11:17 AM
Hosting Server for a lightweight PHP web app
I am looking to buy a server which can host Apache, MySQL and PHP on Linux. What configuration should I look at? Traffic wont be that hectic, it is targeted for a defined set of users (say 2000 users). And the application also wont be CPU heavy.
August 15th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Most any server should meet your requirements - even shared it sounds like.
Any additional information on the platform?
August 18th, 2012, 02:24 PM
I guess I was not completely clear in my question.
I am currently hosting on a shared server and it works fine. But I am planning to move to my own machine hosted in my office. Wanted to decide on the configuration of the server machine I should buy. It should be able to run Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL and a decent control panel. Any thoughts would be welcome.
And would 10TB bandwidth be enough for such an application for around 2000 users?
August 26th, 2012, 05:35 AM
You will be good with any low-end single Intel Xeon based server or even with Core i5 based machine. $ GB or 8 GB of RAM will be enough. Make sue the web host will get you enterprise HDD, for example WD RE4 or WD RE SAS hard drives. It is a good ida to ask the web hosting provider what kind of network does it use and does it own the infrastructure and the network it operates.
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