Hi there, I'm in the middle of setting up a small company that will be selling it's products online. I have to offer 47/7 support and to start without too much costs I wanted to build this system with opensource technologies so I chose Freebsd, with postgreSQl as database engine and Aolserver as webserver because these are the tools I'm most comfortable with.
Currently we are in the middle of deciding upon the hardware and to me a 2-way or 4-way Opteron server would be the best choice for the moment. However, I have some questions about this architecture and how Freebsd supports it. 1) Does Freebsd support a SMP system of the AMD64 architecture(Opterons) and which version should I use? Development of this system will start in September or October. 2) If not, should I consider using Suse Linux or are there any other contenders? 3) Is it wise to setup a database server and web server on the same box? 4) At the moment, the applications like postgresql and aolserver in the ports collection are 32 bit applications? Will they be ported to 64 bit applications anytime soon? 5) Where can I find information about finetuning freebsd, postgresql and aolserver for performance and security? Many thanks folks, Brgds Dino Vliet __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - 50x more storage than other providers! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"