What was once a great deal on my dedicated server isn't so hot for the money now days, so I'm considering an upgrade. I've been with LiquidWeb since 2009, first on a VPS, then on this dedicated server since early 2011 (IIRC). LiquidWeb has been fantastic, I want to stay with them. At the time it was a great deal, but small upgrades have increased the cost, so I'm considering making a change. However, I don't want to upgrade unless I'm going to see a direct benefit. I spoke with LW last night and they knocked $30 off my monthly bill, taking it from $309 to $279. Current Server Dual Xeon E5506 Quad Core 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 2 x SATA 250 GB Hardware RAID 1 250 GB SATA backup Linux CentOS 5 LiteSpeed 2 CPU Core License cPanel/WHM 5 TB Outbound Bandwidth The first thing I need to know is how I should go about determining our hardware requirements. When the server was new it was overkill for what we had, and it's possible it still is. We only get around 1.4 million page views per month right now, but we need room to grow. Two things to note, the lack of SSD's, and we're still on CentOS 5. LW has stated upgrading to CentOS 6 will require us migrating to a new server. If I do end up migrating to a new server, this is what I'm thinking. The only option I'm unsure about is which processor to go with. New Server - $350 Setup / $329 Per Month Single Intel Xeon E3-1270 V2 3.5GHZ Quad Core – Hyperthreaded 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 2 x SATA Software Raid 1 Drives (1TB 7200RPM SATA) – No additional cost 4 x SSD Hardware Raid 10 Drives (120GB Kingston Hyper-X SSD MLC) 1 x SATA Backup Drive (1TB 7200RPM SATA) – No additional cost CentOS 6 64-Bit LiteSpeed 2 CPU CORE License cPanel / WHM Fully Managed 5GB Outbound Bandwidth Processor Option 2: Dual Intel Xeon E5-2603 V2 1.8GHZ Quad Core - (Add $85.00/month) Processor Option 3: Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 2.0GHZ, Hexa Core (Add $135.00/month) I really appreciate your input guys, thank you!