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Buying DELL server for SQL, need advice!
I've been considering buying a DELL server, with this:
IntelŪ PentiumŪ III Processor at 750MHz, 1U PowerApp 100
2X9GB Ultra3(Ultra 160) LVD SCSI Hard Drive
1GB RAM (32X72MB) the MAXIMUM

http://www.dell.ca/...wrap_web_servers.htm

Running RH Linux 6.2 + Apache

This is a 1U form factor server which I can colocate at CI Host for $100.00 a month which includes 20GB monthly transfer.

The price for this server, $7500.00 CAN including shipping + taxes.
I intend to run LinkSQL + AdvertPro + WWWThreads + ?? maybe chat software but not likely plus whatever else I find useful.

I've been told if I am considering spending the amount I am that I should run Solaris instead of RH Linux, any thoughts on this. If it is within my budget then I may consider it but don't think it's necessary.

Did you know that a comparison of Win2K versus RH Linux (with all hardware specs equal and for my particular server) would be able to handle 10 times more traffic.
Win2K (500K-1M hits/day) whereas RH Linux (20K-100K) hits/day, or so DELL says is there any truth to this and why is this so?

and I'm working on my MSCE....

I'm am also wondering about LinkSQL running with Win2K versus RH Linux. I am familiar with both OS's so that's not an issue.
Specifically, what's IIS's equivalent for mod_perl? Is there one?

Based on the software I intend to run I should just stick with Linux right?

Thanks in advance.

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