We are a new startup, and we don't have much money right now, but we want to invest what we should.
We building a website that will let users to upload pictures, and have a galleries. It's very unique website, but we can't, of course, give more details here. We expect a lot of users as we progress.
The site is build on top of ASP.NET MVC, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2.
We don't sure what hardware do we need to run all this staff. We don't sure either how to get the licence for this staff and for what version. We don't have much money right now, but I want to know what I have to get.
The path is to have a nice cluster, to support it all, but we may start with one good server, that will be run all, and then add a new specific servers to a cluster. If you choose this path, what hardware would it be?
Or we may start with hosting, to run it all at the beginning. If we will choose this path, can you recommend the hardware that can support it all?