[MS4W-Users] Server hardware considerations?

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Feb 1 17:13:18 EST 2012

Hi Sacha,

I too am a big Nabble user (I love the "MapServer Forum" page, one 
search box for all MapServer and MS4W lists) - it seems Nabble has 
changed the host for the OSGeo/MapServer forum, and Google doesn't know 
yet :)  But here is the correct link, be sure to bookmark! :)



Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

On 12-02-01 4:45 PM, Sacha Black wrote:
> What would be hardware considerations for a good all around web map
> server based on MS4W? Nabble search seemed to be down, so I couldn't
> look for earlier summaries of this type of question.
> "all around" = home to:
> - Mapserver with long list of WMS services (100+)
> - a few raster tile caches (~30 GB)
> - mySQL db
> - PostGIS db w/ osm data for 3-5 US states
> - gis data store in the range of 500-750GB
> Whole thing probably gets about 4-5000 unique visitors a month, so
> it's probably considered low traffic. It is also stand-alone, does
> everything on it's own: rendering, tile-slinging, etc.
> My main questions are about disk type/space configurations and
> processors. I would tend to spend my money more on the former than the
> latter, and then max out RAM, but don't know if this is the right
> approach. No idea about number of processors or cores or how that is
> important.

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