A full year with my new server

So much was going on at the end of the year that I totally forget it was the anniversary of when I brought up my new server. There’s not a lot of things I like about Microsoft these days, but Windows Server 2003 has been running like a champ for me. It’s been running for a full year without a single crash or error. As far as I can tell PHP has been flawless so anyone who says PHP can’t under Windows doesn’t know what the hell they’re talking about. There are a couple of limitations I won’t deny that, but I have been exceedingly happy with how it’s been working.

This server should last me another year and then I think it will be time for another upgrade. My plan is to upgrade my desktop machine to something multi-core, probably an i7 in the next 6-8 months; maybe sooner if the taxes work out in my favor. I’m hoping there’s a price drop coming as the next batch of chips hit the market. When that happens, my desktop will move to become a server. Even though it’s old, it’s faster and has more RAM than the current server. Clearly I’m not a cutting edge kind of guy. I get every ounce of use out of my machines before I upgrade.

I’ll be shopping the Dell site in the next few months to see what my meager budget will afford me.

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