What benefits would I see if I upgraded my server hardware?
I took an old windows pc out of the office's recycle bin. The hardware was OLD!
Dell Optix GX 260
Intel® Pentium® 4
Level 1 (L1) cache 8 KB
512 MB RAM
~100 GB PSATA HDD
I installed Ubuntu Server 12.x (32bit)
It's been workin great for 1 year+
I host a corporate wiki on it, a CRM software. I am adding a ticketing program.
It runs so great, I don't mess with it too much.
Does this old hardware that idles mostly 24/7 consume lots of power?
Would switching to 64-bit hardware make more software available?
The $600 server is a nice price. But I could spend that on desktop hardware upgrades. New SSD. Videocard. etc.
Hak5 keep inspiring. The linux server build was one the biggest eye-openers I've ever had. The possibilities are endless.