I'm putting together a system that will host a relatively small database (around 20,000 records), as well as run Apache / PHP to search that database. I have the option in front of me to use a P III dual 1GHz machine with a SCSI Raid 5, or to use a single P4 2.8 GHz with a SCSI Raid 1. Both have 1GB RAM. I'm looking to use MySQL as the DB. The site that this machine will host gets about 2 million hits per months (yes, hits, not pageviews or visitors) from about 21,000 unique visitors. Does anyone have an opinion as to which machine will perform best under this scenario? Obviously, both would run FreeBSD. Thanks,
jWeb New Media Design
Processors?? To quote Mr. Scott, "the more they overthink the plumbin' the easier 'tis to stop up the drain..."
Plus, the math. Two PIII 1GHz shouldn't be equal to one 2.8 P4. And there's the question of how well SMP is doing these days. There was some discussion of problems for some folks using SMP on latter 4.X'es... but I think DKFS that 5.X is doing better on this? But your talking a production machine...don't you just love decisions?
The only advantage I see for the dual proc solution is the RAID-5; a super-redundant storage facility sounds good for an important db.....
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