|Posted: 03/25/2009, 11:43 AM
Hi, I recently move my production server. I am super happy. Thought I would pass along the details.
iweb: dedicated box single processor p4 2ghz 1gb ram single 250gb sata drive $80/mth
linode.com slice on a quad processor x 3ghz xeon, 368mb ram 12gb on raid 1 drives. $20/mth
Now it may seem like i would suffer with way less ram and space. but my performance is at least doubled. much fast disks, and 4x3ghz xeon makes a huge difference.
and i dont even come close to using the 12gb. this is a web/database server, not a file server.
console access has been handy when initially installing. something that was a pain on my dedicated box.
mysql databases are about 5gb. i have them tweaked to use about 1/2 the available ram. And they just scream.
in the process of moving, i upgraded from debian etch to lenny. and use xcache instead of eaccelerator.
And of the course, the price rocks.