>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Griffith <mgriffith@stripped> writes:
Michael> I plan to buy new equipment to operate a web site that relies very heavily
Michael> on a mySQL database. I have been unable to find any definitive answer on
Michael> what hardware would perform best.
Michael> I first thought to use FreeBSD or Linux, but now I'm told a Sun Ultra
Michael> running Solaris can do the work of several Pentium II based linux machines.
Michael> Yet many of the posts here seem to indicate than A Pentium system will do
Michael> more, faster for less money. Is the primary issue with disk I/O? or is a
Michael> server good at DB, not necessarily also good at web server performance?
Michael> 1) All hardware being equal, will mySQL perform better under Solaris, Linux,
Michael> or FreeBSD?
Michael> 2) Same OS, will mySQL perform better on Intel or Sun hardware? I realize
Michael> that's a tough comparison without taking price performance into
Michael> 3) Can anyone point to some credible sources that compare web server/ DB
Michael> server performance?
Check the following:
(Sorry, I didn't have a FreeBSD machine available to run the test)