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Linux Database and Web server considerations
  • From: Alex Daniloff <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 15:11:31 -0700
  • Message-id: <200204292211.g3TMBVt07915@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hello SuSE folkz,
Is this a good idea to put Firewall, NFS, Database and Web services on
one Linux box or they should be separated?

The Web server part is MySQL database driven interface through
persistent fcgi scripts.
MySQL Database server should be able to operate in a long run with up
to 60GB of critical data.
The Firewall should keep in stealth mode all unnessesary ports and
provide masquerading and routing for a small internal network.
The NFS server should export publicly shared data directory to the
internal network.

I proposed this configuration:
A separate Linux box provides firewall/masquerading/routing services.
The second Linux box serves as a NFS, Database and Web server to
generate less network traffic during database queries.

One co-worker proposed less costly alternative to put everything on
one box.

Another one expressed his opinion in separating all services between
four Linux boxes.

Since we are on a tight budget we can't create dedicated data center
for our tasks.
Could somebody enlighten me what are advantages and drawbacks of both
these methods. What is a cheapest variant in this situation.

Thank you in advance.


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