I am new to server setting up, though i have setup a xampp server on my laptop for development, I'd like to know some more details about what are the requirements for setting up a server on a real time scenario.
basically this is my question- As I have been developing a Social N/w kinda website(not facebook /Orkut kind) but a website which needs member logins and at any given second there can be more than 1000+ members logged in (;P maybe i am being too ambitious, but i'd like to think that way). we need to setup a server to meet these requirements so we are decided to get a dedicated server hosted by a hosting provider as we don't think it wise to setup our own , I 'd want to know what configurations of Server should I request the hosting company?
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Any advice will be great!