Good point, although in a VM environment it is likely outside our control, and might be hard to justify an exception for a sandbox server.

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From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Edward Almasy
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Web Server Specs?

On Aug 2, 2018, at 2:27 PM, Julie Cole <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We plan to install a LAPP or LAMP stack on it.  (maybe both databases?)  I don't see this as being a very heavy transaction oriented environment.  Some thoughts of things we would like to do with it:
> This will likely be a virtual server, so it won't be written in stone, but I'm still unclear on how much to ask for in terms of CPU, Memory and RAM.
> Any tips, pointers, gotchas?

If possible, get an SSD for storage.  In addition to the obvious increased general responsiveness, it’ll make many development and maintenance tasks far less onerous.


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