Currently I am hosting a commercial website on a shared hosting environment. I am bringing it all in my basement hosting it myself.
Little background about myself:
I have never hosted a website myself.
On the other hand, I have Masters degree in computers, have developed few websites, installed the LAMP.
And I am concerned that I am not ready to host it inhouse.
Currently , I get 1000+ hits a day.
I bought a Server with RAID5 (3 disks).
Server is Intel® Xeon® X3430, 2.4 GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo with 4GB RAM. I already have ubuntu server 9.10 that I will install.
Comcast has better internet connection available where I live. They told me it is better than T1.
I will be using LAMP. Now my questions:
what kind of firewall I need ?
Do I need a switch ?
Do I have all that I need to host website in my
What issues can arise that I am unware ?
I will like to add more servers as traffic increases. What I need to plan so that I can add these servers in near future.
Thanks a lot in advance.
I look forward to your suggestions.