Our Dedicated Server

by Jeff Atwood

on April 28, 2008

I've been hosting codinghorror.com at CrystalTech on a dedicated server for about six months now, and I've been quite happy with the performance and availability. Any downtime has been completely my fault, and they've been responsive the few times I've requested support.

So when we needed a beefy dedicated server to host stackoverflow.com, I naturally turned to CrystalTech again.

Powered By CrystalTech Web Hosting

Here are the specifications for what will eventually become the dedicated stackoverflow.com server:

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x64

  • Dual Quad-Core Xeon E5320 (1.8 GHz)

  • 4 GB RAM

  • 271GB SAS hard drive

It's amazing how cheap server hardware has gotten.

Stackoverflow server task manager

I'm hoping we won't run into scaling problems anytime soon with this dedicated server. As Ted Dziuba succinctly points out, scalability is usually the least of most startups' worries.