Currently my company is running our e-commerce website all on one E250
Machine. This includes running both the webserver, and the database on the
single machine. I've gotten the O.K. to get new hardware to make the site
as fast and stable as possible. (It's pretty stable now, but I'd like to
make it faster and more secure). My question is this:
What's the best hardware/network configuration to do this?
Right now the E250 is sitting in a DMZ, but that means the database is also
in the DMZ. This is what I'd like to do:
Have a dedicated machine to run the website sitting in the DMZ and have the
database behind the firewall, just adding holes in the firewall for the
webserver to access the database behind it.
Is this optimal or is it better to have the whole shebang on one computer,
i.e. not do anything to our current setup? Are there any sources of
information that are good for advising on these kinds of questions? Thanks
for any help.