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IBM eServer x226: Capable of hosting 2 small business websites and mail?

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I got THIS server for free and want to use it as a web (with WordPress and Joomla) and mail server. Only going to be hosting 2 low traffic websites, is it up to the task?

It currently has 1GB RAM but will probably upgrade it to 3GB.

Also going to be running a Linux distro, probably CentOS 6 but haven't decided yet.
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Is this your server?
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Yes that's it exactly smile.gif
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I vote yes. I think it should definitely be up to the task, especially with 3 GB RAM. Why not just make it a nice even number and go for 4, though? I mean it is hell of a cheap now a days...
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Originally Posted by joshd View Post

I vote yes. I think it should definitely be up to the task, especially with 3 GB RAM. Why not just make it a nice even number and go for 4, though? I mean it is hell of a cheap now a days...

Well that's good to hear!

Would it benefit from the extra RAM? It's going to cost me $45 AUD for 2x1GB DIMMS, so unless it would significantly benefit from more ram, I don't want to get more tongue.gif
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I don't think it would, so just leave it at 3 GB and you will be fine smile.gif
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I don't think you can run virtual machines on that host. If it's anything like the rack mount 346 I just setup, the processors don't support hyper-v or vmware. Goodluck.
    
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I don't think he mentioned anything bout running virtual machines?
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Yea wasn't going to run a VM, the plan is to just install a LAMP stack, Postfix, an anti virus and use ISPConfig as the interface.

I started work on it, took a while to configure the hard drives and BIOS so I can install CentOS, but now I've got the OS on there thumb.gif
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