2x Intel Xeon 5050 (Dual Core and its using crappy P4 architecture)
4 GB Ram
10,000 RPM WD Velociraptor Hard Drive
I'm getting a replacement server built later in the week and I want it to be able to handle as many concurrent connections as possible. Server will be running just 1 site (xenforo) and a few smaller sites on Ubuntu Server Edition (all on the same domain).
How much ram should i get? 8GB? 16GB? Keep in mind the box will also be hosting the MySQL server.
What about CPU? Is a single CPU with Quad-Core better or worse than 2 CPU's with less than 4 cores each?
What about CPU type? Xeon's are expensive, but aren't the desktop CPU's catching up in performance (eg. Intel Core I7's)?
I'll probably get a single SSD hard drive and im not too worried about hardware failure as i keep local backups of everything.
Thanks in advance.