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Which Server spec is better ?? i7 vs Xeon ?

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by A.G, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    for a high traffic website like for example over 500K daily visitors and lot of Database connections, no streaming and files will be stored only php script and growing mysql database, in this case which one of the below two server perform better for this job ??
    SEMrush
    also DirectAdmin will be used as Panel with nginx installed

    would love to hear your comment on this

    Server1:
    Intel I7 6700 Skylake
    32GB RAM
    480GB SSD HDD
    100Mbps flat

    Server2:
    Intel Xeon E3-1246v3 3.50GHz
    16GB ECC DDR3 RAM
    500GB HDD
    S-ATA3
    5 Gbit/s DDoS Shield
    50TB Traffic per month
     
    A.G, Jan 15, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. zacharooni

    zacharooni Well-Known Member

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    As far as the specs go, I would choose Server1, and just put it behind CloudFlare. Set up your caching rules and rate limits and maybe use Redis for session storing. Upgrade to MariaDB 10.0.x and do some query profiling and your site should be very well off.
     
    zacharooni, Jan 17, 2017 IP
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    kenanagkurt Member

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    you can compare here : https://www.cpubenchmark.net/
     
    kenanagkurt, Jan 31, 2017 IP
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    ServersGet Greenhorn

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    I7 skylake is much better, then Xeon and reason not only in CPU, for example I7 come with 32 GB RAM and SSD - its very good configuration.
    But I see second configuration is from worldstream DC i can just suggest you this DC very good service.
     
    ServersGet, Feb 27, 2017 IP
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    noe Well-Known Member

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    server 1 pros:
    32GB RAM
    SSD HDD

    server2 pros:
    Xeon with ECC ram
    DDoS Shield

    so I'm afraid none of the options is good enough for 500K daily visits and bulky DB connections
     
    noe, Mar 4, 2017 IP
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    Seriously? While the Skylake might be better than that specific Xeon-CPU, Skylake is overall a disappointment compared to previous generation i7 due to the reduction of L2 cache on the CPU. The higher clock speeds and higher power consumption gives barebone performance, but in memory/disk-hungry apps (which a webserver often is), previous versions actually outperform Skylake. Have a look here, for instance: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/201...obbing-us-of-the-performance-king-we-deserve/ (ad no, that's not the only one dissing Skylake performance).
     
    PoPSiCLe, Mar 4, 2017 IP