You spent thousands of dollars in development on your new website , went to launch and cannot understand why your website performance is not where it should be. More than likely you completely overlooked the hardware system that your website was going to be running on.
Many times in the development process companies will spend hundreds if not thousands of hours on the code development, yet will not take the time to properly spec out a system for what the need. The truth is this part of the process is almost as important as the code design portion yet takes considerably less time to do. Most reliable IT professionals can identify and recommend a system with a couple hours of time.
The key here, like any other part of business, is to spend as little amount of money as possible to get a maximum performance gain. With the steep drop in technology prices that are only a single generation behind the current top of the line it can be very easy to overspend on products that you never need. Not every website will require multiple quad core processors to perform effectively, sometimes you can get away with minimizing this portion. It is however recommend that you go with high quality name brand parts and that you have service in case something does go wrong. While it is OK to buy servers and components that are not on the cutting edge, avoid saving money on cheaper parts and products that are prone to failure.