Server ordered

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Server ordered

Post by Skillz » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:34 pm

Bought a server to host this.

It's a dual Intel L5640 Xeon with 32GB RAM and two, 2TB SATA drives. Server will be in a datacenter with a 1Gbps connection.

Hope this will handle whatever load the site generates.

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Re: Server ordered

Post by Skillz » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:45 pm

Server is setup and running now.

Just got to get the SSL Cert setup for the domains and she'll be ready.

Still working things out with the company who I've reached out to for building the site. Should have a quote on how much it costs in the next day or two.

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Re: Server ordered

Post by Skillz » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:10 pm

These are the specs of the server.


Motherboard: X8DTU (supermicro) Version: 1234567890

Memory:
description: DIMM 1066 MHz (0.9 ns)
product: NT4GC72B4NA1NL-BE
vendor: Nanya
serial: 642ABD5C
size: 4GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 1066MHz (0.9ns)

Seems this board only has SATA2, therefore I believe I am going to get a PCIe SSD for the database as well as upgrade the 32GB of RAM. Max supported is 292GB so Im going to check on how much more RAM will cost.

I am sure all of this will be overkill for the server, but I would ideally like the site to be extremely fast with absolutely no slow downs.

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Re: Server ordered

Post by crashtech » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:41 pm

Good ol' Westmere! I'm not sure if you will need 32GB, but 4GB is a little light. IIRC, that's a 3-channel memory system, so the optimal memory config would probably be 12, 24, or 48GB for all channels populated evenly.

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Re: Server ordered

Post by Skillz » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm

It has 32GB installed already. It's 4GB modules.

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