38 months ago
Got 6 websites between 7 and 15gb each and want to host them on my own server. One of the sites is a blog and the other 5 are drop shipping sites with blogs, each of them. The overall traffic across all these websites is 500-550k monthly with perspective to hit 1m next year.
My internet connection is optical with cables underground (99.92% uptime until now, starting from February 2016) with speed 1000mbps DL and 500mbps upload. Will use 4G for backup, just in case.
I have no electricity issues but have one old UPS for my gaming PC and I will use it for this server, just in case -it will provide 45-60min uptime without electricity.
Will use 3TB USB 3 external HDD for automatic daily backups + Cloud / Dropbox and will save up to 10 backups.
At the moment I am using cloud service from SiteGround and I feel the need of a dedicated server, however, the prices there start at 170 Euro/month (without the taxes).
Please give me suggestions, improvements, tips.
Case: Must have dust filters + to be small. I have 3 TT cases and I am more than pleased with them that's why I find this option good for me.
RAM: I prefer ECC for a server (not that there is a practical difference) but the site says that this MB isn't compatible with ECC ram, but MSI official websites say it supports DDR4 ECC. So? Where is the truth?
CPU: Could go with i5-6400 but XEON performs way better and has 8mb cache.
PSU: Could go with cheaper, but prefer great Tier1 PSU at least gold certified. Other Options maybe? I refer only to tested PSUs at TOMS HARDWARE.
SSD: Any better options here? I am using 2 of this 2nd or 3rd year on my Gaming PC and I have yet to see any issues and it runs 24/7. Maybe I can go with cheaper M.2, however, couldn't find cheap MB that has M.2, have integrated VGA, LGA1151 and supports ECC... Plus I have heard the M.2s are getting kinda hot and aren't as stable as the regular SSDs