My latest server rebuild
Every year or two I like to order a new dedicated server and migrate all my stuff to it. This gets me newer hardware and software, lets me customize the hardware to my current needs, and gives me a chance to fix any mistakes I made with the configuration of the previous server. Plus I often save some money.
I just placed my order with SoftLayer for my latest server and am so super excited to start working on it. I remembered to check for any specials, and was lucky to grab an awesome one that has saved me some cash while letting me get a way beefier server than I had intended.
The configuration I settled on ended up being $550/month cheaper with the promo code and some luck (sometimes you get better than ordered, because they don’t have what you ordered available). That is a savings of $6,600 for the first year! Even better, it ended up being $10/month cheaper than my existing server, so I’m getting a much more powerful machine for $120/year less.
Specs of the new server:
- OS: CentOS 6.0 (64-bit)
- CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon-Westmere 5620-Quadcore [2.4GHz]
- RAM: 12GB DDR3
- Hard drive: 2 x 100GB SSD in RAID 1
I better get configuring. I’m only saving money if I quickly migrate to the new server.