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Setting up a server at home?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by MRSIRCOOK, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. MRSIRCOOK

    MRSIRCOOK Regular member

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    Where would i go to find out what i need and whats best to buy, as well as how to set up...holla back asap
     
  2. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    are you wanting to build a server? That is an expensive task.
     
  3. MRSIRCOOK

    MRSIRCOOK Regular member

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    yes i wouold like too..can u help me in my endeavour????????
     
  4. Blackjax

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    I guess the 1st question to you should be....
    What exactly do you want to run on this server? a personal webpage, a business, file transfer?

    Knowing as much as possible about what you want to do will help everyone else help you. You have many options from hardware to software. If you want a server for personal web pages you can do it on the cheap. As an example I run a server at home for a personal webpage and a small forum for our community. It runs on an old amd 1.3 ghz proccessor with 1gb ram, 160gb file drive and 2-40gb raided drives, the connection is a 5mbit from the isp. I have used winxp(cheaper route) with iis, windows 2003 server(way more expensive), getting ready to try debian linux.
     
  5. ktulu14

    ktulu14 Regular member

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    there is also another OS to try, fully dedicated to server set up, http://www.freenas.org. It is worth having a look at, if i ever get the spare bits i need i will have a look a this myself.
     
  6. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    ktulu14, edit your sig to conform to forum specs.
    4. If you want to use both text and image in your signature the image should not be more than 500 pixels wide and 100 pixels tall, and you can use up to three lines of text.
     
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    will do ddp when i get home (in work now). been a while from i posted, my humblest apologies.
     

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