I have a web application that runs simple logic. Most of the SQL procedures that I have only do simple selects, some simple join table and some simple inserts. I want to get a dedicated server for My Database, I found one but I didn't get it yet. I want to get some of your opinion on this machine before paying for it. I know I can benchmark it but only after I own it. So any idea if this one is enough for 5000 users per day doing simple reads and simple insertion into MySQL with InnoDB Engine ?

  • Core i5 Quad Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz
  • 16 GB DDR3-1333 UDIMM
  • 250 GB SATA HDD (7200 RPM)
  • 100 Mbps Uplink Port Speed
  • Ubuntu 10.04 - 64 Bit

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It's hard to know / to figure out:

Even some simple reads, could be IO hungry. And the amount of users doesn't tell us how many request ( read / write).

Without more data, it hard to tell, but that seem to be a good server. I believe that it'll be good enough, but that's just a opinion.


Two things catch my attention

  • CPU

I have addressed these issue in past posts

Please follow suggestions centered around InnoDB as multiple core engagement is only available in MySQL 5.5's native InnoDB as well Percona's XtraDB.

  • Thanks a lot guys. I really appreciate your opinion. It meant a lot to me :)
    – Alex
    May 1, 2012 at 17:07

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