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    Hello,

    We are going to be hosting our website, helpdesk, Email & reporting system in house soon. What would be a decent spec server for this.

    Website - Joomla
    Helpdesk - Spiceworks
    Email - Kerio
    Report System - Custom

    All will be running on mysql also.

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    I'd recommend virtualising, and running Linux for some, and Windows Server only where necessary (Spiceworks at present) - so look for hardware with decent virtualisation support. Depending on budget - HP DL385 is a strong performer.

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    Only issue is we have a very limited linux knowledge base. and at the moment all our servers are windows based and they have been for a long time with no issues. So really going to staying with IIS and windows Server.

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    I can see where you're coming from, my Linux knowledge was the same a year ago. I just picked up the essentials to do what I needed, now I just administer our website with ftp, and it gets on with everything else itself.

    With email involved (how many users) it comes down to RAM really - Server 2008 R2 with as much as possible, with a fast set of disks and redundancy. What sort of money are you looking at spending?

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    Well the spec of our email server at the moment is really bad! its on a very old RM machine,
    server 2003, Xeon 2.4 processor and 1GB of RAM and that works for approx. 700 users.

    Hmm budget it really depends on finance really but i would say no more than 1.5k for the hardware and the windows license.

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    You'll probably be look at the DL160 series or equivalent (Dell etc) in that budget, with a couple of SAS srives in RAID. To be fair we run a very similar spec machine to yours for our email and it still copes, though it only recognises 1GB of RAM in Linux and needs a second processor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    You'll probably be look at the DL160 series or equivalent (Dell etc) in that budget, with a couple of SAS srives in RAID. To be fair we run a very similar spec machine to yours for our email and it still copes, though it only recognises 1GB of RAM in Linux and needs a second processor.
    i wouldnt go as far down as dl160.

    use a dl360 g6 if your budget can stretch. i would sugest this running in built virtulisation from windows 2008 r2.

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    With disks, licences etc, that looks closer to 2.5k though. Obviously, if you can go for the better server.

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    can i just use server web edition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danlewis3 View Post
    can i just use server web edition?
    2008 r2 web edition but i would not use 2003 as 2003 only supports 2gb of ram.
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