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    teste56 is offline New Member
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    Hello guys

    This is my first post here;

    I'm also new to zimbra, have installed it yesterday in a fresh debian 4 install; it's working fine and I'm thinking seriously about using it as the main mail server of our organization.

    I'd like to make two questions that will help me to think about using zimbra, if you can help me I would appreciate.

    1) can I use zimbra's default mysql server and apache server to run another software, like joomla or any other php/mysql pages?? I could not find httpd root directory to try to install other software. I have read that I could install another mysql, because zimbra's one is running on a non default port; but If I could not use zimbra's httpd server, would I install another?? I know I would have to chance zimbra's httpd server port from 80 to another, or use https to read email... but would that work?

    2) My organization have today about 60 email users, but I plan to have a box for at least 100-150 users; my box today has not a very sophisticated hardware, but I'd like to know wether it works for me or not: I'm using an Intel Pentium D (dual core), 1Gb RAM, 80G sata HD. for now no raid and not much disk space for users; but what I'd like to know is: with this box can I have 100 users? the load of the box (cpu and memory use) is very high with 30 simultaneous users??? do you have any table for calculating users X hardware requirements (ammount of memory per user, disk space, etc)??

    well, thanks a lot and congratulations for the excellent software that you have here!

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Do not, under any circumstances, use the Zimbra MySQL for any other application as it's tuned specifically for our needs and adding other applications to it will impact your mail.

    I'd suggest you install at least 2GB of RAM (that's the recommended minimum for a production server) and preferably 4GB. The HD just might be enough depending on your mailbox size but again, I'd suggest adding another HD and mounting /opt on a new drive.
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    Hey Bill, I apreciate your help.

    Well, thanks for alerting me about the default mysql server; but if I install another, can I use it? httpd server can be used to host a site? where would be the default httpd server htdocs if I would like to place a site? or would it impact the zimbra's normal working??

    Thanks

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    The same answer for Apache, don't use any of Zimbra service to host anything external. You can install another MySQL without problems and you can install Apache providing you make sure that you change the Zimbra port 80 to something else or use SSL for your connections. You may not want to add additional load on the server, depending how busy your mail users are and how busy any MySQL or Apache instances are.
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    ok, lets say that I would leave this box only for zimbra and install joomla/other software on a separated server; can you confirm that the provided configuration (Yes, I plan to add more memory, upgrade to 2 or 4GB and an aditional hard drive) can now be used be 30 simultaneous users??

    thanks again Bill

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    Yes, that configuration would be OK for thirty (relatively light) email users but they would experience better performance with the 2GB minimum RAM.
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