HELP: Image server requirements?
I'm in need of some expert advise from this lovely community. I'm in need of specifications that would be able to handle the load of images I need to serve.
I have a small gallery site that I've been not really keeping up with but have since decided to focus on.
The load I want to plan for is about 4000 uniques / day visiting about 10 pages on average. Each page will have between 1-3MB of pictures. For these images I want a vps/server serving these files and I'm looking for what's most important when looking at specifications for a static image server.
If you could rank in priority CPU|I/O Speed|RAM and minimum requirements for each, what would they be? What if this was 8000 Uniques / day how would those requirements change?
This is a gross over estimate but I'm looking for recommendations and budget options. I'm no where near these stats and currently have checked out CDN but bandwidth is extremely pricey so that's not an option for me. So other than meeting the 3-9TB b/w requirements what specs would a vps/dedi need to be able serve these images comfortably with least cost.