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Server Operating System 32 or 64 Bit?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by salvatore333, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. salvatore333

    salvatore333 Well-Known Member

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    I am now in the process of upgrading some old cpanel servers. They currently run REDHAT Enterprise 4 i686 standard 32 bit. There used for long term web hosting customers which run the normal html, php, mysql, etc..

    I have 4 options for the new systems below:

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux - 5 (32 bit)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux - 5 (64 bit)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux - ES 4 (32 bit)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux - ES 4 (64 bit)

    What do you think is the best choice to avoid zero problems with existing customers websites?

    I will use the cpanel transfer option in WHM once the new systems are purchased to move the sites over.


    Thanks as always for any responses.
     
  2. GaryT

    GaryT Well-Known Member

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    I would go with Red Hat Enterprise Linux - 5 (64 bit) least you can always upgrade the memory if needed where as the 32bt you cannot.
     
  3. salvatore333

    salvatore333 Well-Known Member

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    The new hardware is Dual Processor Woodcrest 5140 with 12GB of RAM and 2x300GB SATA Raptor 10K. Softlayer has the option of choosing multiple operating systems. I guess I would be forced to get the 64 bit then. Did not know that, Thank you
     
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    salvatore333 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully redhat 4 to redhat 5 will not cause any issues.
     
  5. GaryT

    GaryT Well-Known Member

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    If you get 12GB then for sure you will be placed on a 64bit server. There best as they can easily be upgraded without issues being causes where 32bit everything is limited to this.

    And thats some server... Be great except when the monthly bill comes in :rolleyes:
     
  6. prashant_ohol

    prashant_ohol Active Member

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    The best way is to go for Red Hat Enterprise Linux - 5 (32 bit)




    Prashant
     
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    prashant_ohol Active Member

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    As 32 bit system does support the 12GB.. you just need to install PAE kernel on 32bit system.


    If you have 4 GB or more RAM use the PAE kernel.




    Prashant
     
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