What would the ideal server setup be?

I have one dedicated server for all my various projects (both PHP as
well as Rails) and will be getting a second server to run only the Rails
apps on.

What is the ideal server setup in terms of RAM vs. Processor Speed (more
RAM or more processor speed?) and should I use Apace, lighttpd, mongrel,
or what?

I’ve got the money to afford something pretty solid…just don’t know
exactly what would be best.

Josh P. wrote:

I have one dedicated server for all my various projects (both PHP as
well as Rails) and will be getting a second server to run only the Rails
apps on.

What is the ideal server setup in terms of RAM vs. Processor Speed (more
RAM or more processor speed?) and should I use Apace, lighttpd, mongrel,
or what?

I’ve got the money to afford something pretty solid…just don’t know
exactly what would be best.

Use one of the Redhats, Enterprise or Fedora (or open source Cent-OS)

Get 4GB of RAM or more, and get more processors rather than clock-speed
(throughput rather than GHz) like 4 1.5 GHz processors if you can
afford it.

Apache 2.2, mod-proxy and Mongrel. Or pound and Mongrel
Lighty is supposed to be fixing up mod-proxy, so it will be good with
Mongrel soon.
Definitely stay in the Mongrel camp, and leave Fast-cgi alone.

Timothy J.
www.foundinteractive.com

Josh P. wrote:

I have one dedicated server for all my various projects (both PHP as
well as Rails) and will be getting a second server to run only the Rails
apps on.

What is the ideal server setup in terms of RAM vs. Processor Speed (more
RAM or more processor speed?) and should I use Apace, lighttpd, mongrel,
or what?

I’ve got the money to afford something pretty solid…just don’t know
exactly what would be best.

I have a dedicated box with an AMD Athlon 64 3700+ and 1 Gig RAM. Runs
my Rails apps (3) very nice. More RAM is of course always better if you
can afford it.

I run the litespeed+mongrel combo on debian and like it very much so
far.

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