Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: How much hardware power do I need?

Posted by Malte Sussdorff on
Two ways:

- Go for a good dual processor system with enough RAM (2GB upgradable to more) and fast harddisks. If you are experiencing stress on the system get a cheaper webfrontend (single processor) and use the bigger machine as a DB server

- Start with a smaller system (still 2GB of RAM) and see how it plays. If you come to hurdles get another small system to use as the DB Server. If this still fails, get yourself a large DB server and a loadbalancer in front of the two smaller machines.

Always keep scalability in mind and don't worry too much about getting the hardware "right" from the beginning.