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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Choosing Appropriate Web Server Hardware

Guidelines for choosing hardware for Internet servers are much different from those for choosing other types of servers. A Web hosting provider might host multiple sites on the same computer and might also have service level agreements that determine the level of availability and performance required. On the other hand, a busy e-commerce site might have a dedicated Web server or even multiple load-balanced servers. Given that Internet servers are used in a wide variety of circumstances and might be either shared or dedicated, here are some guidelines for choosing server hardware:

  • Memory. The amount of memory that’s required depends on many factors, including the requirements of other services, the size of ...

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