XFileSharing Pro - Server questions

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Server questions

#1 Postby yragus » Jan 02, 2013 2:42 pm

Hello, I need some infos about servers. I read that I have to have 2 servers to run my website: 1 for the website and 1 for the files.

At the moment I have only one server which support website + files.
This server has those specs :

Processor type : Intel Xeon E5620
Processor speed : 2400 Mhz
RAM : 8 GB
Hard disks : 4x 1TB SATA

My question is, what kind of server I need to use for the files ? What specs ? Do I need to configure it like the main server or I can start using it wihtout setting anything ?

Thanks a lot

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#2 Postby ankurs » Jan 02, 2013 2:49 pm

you can start using it, once you get more traffic then separate main and file server

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#3 Postby Scepter » Jan 02, 2013 5:37 pm

Hey yragus,

I think your config is enought to start too.

But i'm curious, what is your host provider?

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#4 Postby trinsic » Jan 03, 2013 2:03 am

Depends on the port. If you go for 100MBps servers then you can use almost anything, Atom servers will use an entire 100MBps port no problems with 4 HDDs.

Anything more than 100MBps and you'll need to up the CPU and RAM, I personally use the current generation Intel E3-1230 v2 in my 25TB file servers with 16GB RAM and they serve 80% full GBit 24/7.

If you want encoding of media then you need a powerful CPU, preferably two Xeon's. GBit servers also generally require a little tuning to get the most out of them however I use FreeBSD instead of Linux.

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