What are the limitations of using a 32-bit linux server?
Is it worth the trouble to setup a 64-bit server if the site will not be huge?
Just to clarify, this would be a dedicated server for running askbot.
We're talking about roughly 1,500 users (not concurrent!) and maybe 10K questions.
I suspect that 32-bit would be fine for my particular scenario
answered 2010-09-30 01:37:53 -0500xenji
This decision depends on a few aspects of your goals on running a server.
What kind of service will run on the server? How much RAM will this service consume, even in a scaled scenario (10, 100, 1000, 10,000 concurrent user). Do you need more than 4 Gbytes of RAM? -> 64bit or use a 32bit PAE Kernel if available (Ubuntu and Debian both have a (PAE) BigMEM Kernel available)
What kind of math operations will be present? Do you need a high precision or calculate complex things? -> 64bit.
Do you need to run a database server? In most cases, DB server do a lot of their work in your RAM and they do complex math ops. Go 64bit, be ready for the future.
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Asked: 2010-09-29 14:21:59 -0500
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