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    Sub grand server for website?

    I have been asked to order a server to host our school web site.
    I am thinking of running xampp on windows 2003.

    SO I would need backups, probably tape drive, and disk mirroring as RAID 5 would probably be overkill for the webserver.

    Can anyone suggest anything?

    Thanks

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    Cheap Dell server (1950?) with RAID1 SAS/SATA disks running Ubuntu?

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    Look at insight:

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    Back up would be extra but including those costs it would keep it under the grand you are looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    I am thinking of running xampp on windows 2003.
    Might as well use Apache/MySQL/PHP on Linux instead - save having to buy Windows. Ubuntu will do a LAMP install right at the start when you install it from CD.

    SO I would need backups, probably tape drive, and disk mirroring as RAID 5 would probably be overkill for the webserver.
    Use the mirrored disk as a backup - get hot-swap drive caddies and a RAID controller that can handle rebuilding RAID-1 arrays if you simply yank a drive out and replace it with a fresh one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Cheap Dell server (1950?) with RAID1 SAS/SATA disks running Ubuntu?
    I have never run a web server on linux, is it pretty straight forward?

    I need the site up and running as soon as possible, would I be better sticking with windows server, as I wouldn't know how to use backup on ubuntu?

    Thanks

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    I keep banging on about the HP server with quad core processors cause they are cheap and great at 350.

    Personally go to EduGeek.net at 3.99 a month with 2 gigs storage, sql, php, ruby, perl, python and god knows what else plus 80gigs bandwidth why have the hassle of another server to look after?

    The only problem I have ever had is today's, when their data centre power station blew up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post

    Personally go to EduGeek.net at 3.99 a month with 2 gigs storage, sql, php, ruby, perl, python and god knows what else plus 80gigs bandwidth why have the hassle of another server to look after?
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    It never crossed my mind to get external hosting.
    That does seem very cheap.
    Am I right in assuming then that I could stick a joomla site up on there pretty easily?
    I can add one to a xampp set up so it can't be much harder than that can it?

    Cheers

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    Well we host our school site on there which is php based.

    I have not looked at Joomla, but take a peak at what it needs, then go here to see if they have it included.

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