I am currently running a news site on SQL Server 7.0. Each month I collect approximately 500 megs of news. My news database will not excede 6 months worth of archived news so around 3 gigs, give or take some. I have a couple questions.<BR><BR>1. If my news server is to serve news out to 4 different websites with total combined hits of 40000/day, then what kind of specs should my machine have. It is currently running on 833 mhz, 256 megs ram, and 20 gig hard drive. Is this sufficient to handle the load from these sites??<BR><BR>2. Does anyone know of any sites that have benchmarks for this kind of database situation? What are the standards?<BR><BR>Thanks for your time.<BR><BR>Tman.