I'm in the process of switching hosts and need help understanding the most important factors when configuring a server. My current server specs are: 2 – Intel 330 240GB 1 – Riser Card - PCIe 1 – X9SCM-F 4 – 8GB DDR3 1600 ECC 1 – Hardware RAID controller Adaptec 6405e - 128MB cache 1 – Intel Xeon E3-1230 1 – 1000GB SATA Caviar 1 – CSE-813MTQ-350CB Network Port Speeds: 100Mbs Public + Private I have a few sites, but most do very little traffic. My main site can see upwards of a million pageviews per month or more. I've been offered the following: 3.5GHz Quad-Core E5-1620 v3 Haswell Xeon 64GB DDR4 480GB Intel S3500 SSD + 2TB SATA 500Mbps Unmetered cPanel 50GB Cloud Storage Is this a good move? For similar pricing they would offer (2) 1 TB SATA in a RAID. How would you advise setting this up? Also, what's the smartest and cost effective backup plan? They offer 50GB of cloud storage, but automated backups come at a $39 per month fee. I should note that this new server would also represent a significant cost savings. Thoughts?