Hi I am an experienced website developer but have not had much experiences of hardware server con fig.
I am starting a new job and need to sort out the companies website requirements.
They need php mysql format so a linux route.
Also they currently have 5 cms based sites that will have probably no more than 1000 visits a day max for the foreseeable future. But the number of sites and visits will hopefully grow in the future. There is currently no heavy media etc on the sites so I dont think they need anything super heavy.
I am unsure which route to follow:
- Dedicated - sounds expensive
- Virtual / cloud - sounds like the best fit (Rackspace cloud / Amazon web services)
- Shared server / hosting - not so keen on due to lack of flexibility.
Obviously price is a consideration but there is money there to spend.
Anyone have any recommendations or more pros / cons per platform???