The cost of a server can start from $ 300 and go up to a price tag that exceeds several tens of thousands of dollars. The price of the machine is determined based on user requirements, computing power and configuration.
When choosing a server, you should pay attention to the requirements that will be placed on your computer. In accordance with the requirements for the system being created, the cost of all equipment will be determined. Poor selection of characteristics can cause unnecessary costs and incorrect machine operation, which can lead to data loss and a drop in the network at the time of peak load.
The power and type of processors used, the amount of RAM and the performance of storage media largely determine the final cost of the equipment. Intel Xeon processors are among the most productive and balanced in terms of cost processors today. AMD Opteron-based machines can be popular server solutions. The most budgetary solutions are Intel Atom, Intel i3, i5 and i7. As for RAM, DDR3 is by far the most productive and reliable memory sticks. The speed at which information is written to data carriers is determined by the type of hard disk. So, budget devices use SATA technology, but more advanced devices run on SSD and SAS.
How much does it cost
A server machine for simple data storage at home or in a small office will cost about 9,000–30,000 rubles. In this case, the computer will have an Intel i3 or i5 processor with two cores with a frequency of no higher than 3.3 GHz. The amount of RAM will be 2-4 GB DDRIII. The volume of the hard disk in this case will not exceed 250 GB for the cheapest models.
More expensive servers will have up to 1 TB of SATA III hard drive.
For a larger number of server users, you should purchase machines, the cost of which will start from 30,000 to 60,000 rubles. Devices of this class will have an Intel i5, i7 or Xeon E3 processor with a clock speed of 3, 1-3, 5 GHz. At a price of 35,000 rubles. you can purchase a quad-core computer that will be used as a mail server, proxy or firewall. Models based on Xeon E3 can be used to run, for example, a 1C server for several users in a small office. The most expensive models in this segment are capable of servicing up to 15 connections.
The most expensive computers can be used as servers for video surveillance, data storage, launching a DBMS (data management systems), etc.
Servers from 60,000 rubles have processors of the Xeon E3 or E5 class, and also support such technologies for reading and writing information as SAS. The amount of RAM on such computers can exceed 12 GB. The devices will be able to serve more than 20 users.