Recommended Hardware for Ruby Setup


#1

Hi all,

I would like to put together a hosting setup for a rails site. I am
expecting 300,000 page views a day ranging from static content to more
db intense inventory results pages. I am planning 1 MySQL server, 2
Mongrel App servers, and 1 Apache web server (to front my setup).

My questions are:

  1. Which OS’s are recommended? I was thinking FreeBSD or a linux
    dist.
  2. What kind of hardware would be best for my setup? Beefy web and db
    servers and lighter mongrels etc…?

Grateful for any help.

-northband


#2

Check out the setup Robot Co-op has
http://www.robotcoop.com/articles/2006/10/10/the-software-and-hardware-
that-runs-our-sites


#3

Url was cut off try this
http://tinyurl.com/2rwqm3


#4

Great thanks. I am going to cluster some machines this week to
experiment. Got a pile of crappy PIII’s to test on.

-Northband