> In a smaller environment (50 users) will processor selection make > any real difference ? Website with some simple php scripting and > mysql databases tied in .
<snip> -->> Network: 100Mb switched soon to be GB switched. -> Disk: How much information are you pulling off of the disk? If you are doing complex queries on a 1GByte table, and server multi-megabyte files, and using an ATA66 drive without a RAID setup, that disk is probably going to be a slowdown for your system, and running 4x Quad Core Xeons (core-based, not netburst) overclocked to 5Ghz won't be noticably faster than a single Pentium 4 and 2.8Ghz. (OK, that might be a slight exaggeration). Memory is helpful in this case. Memory can help here too. -->> Disk: Databases will be text lookup (think customer records, and a bug tracker). sorting records will possibly be on multiple keys. Data insertion will be VERY low volume. -> CPU: How much is there in the way of calculations? Are the queries simple or complex? Are there a lot of loops (even a "simple" program with a lot of loops or recursion can be very CPU intensive)? -->>CPU: Don't expect queries to be super complex. Every once in a while there might be a more complex query, but meat and potatoes will be simple. <snip> Does that help answer your question? -->> partially -Jim Stapleton --Darryl -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.516 / Virus Database: 269.19.6/1229 - Release Date: 1/17/2008 11:12 AM _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"