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Hardware Recommendations for Home-based Server

Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

I want to set up a server for light use. I run several sites, none of which get particularly much traffic, but the traffic they do get is important to them. Small community type sites. Bandwidth shouldn't be an issue, but I'd like to get away from virtual hosting because I invariably run in to annoying limitations.

I want to configure it as a LAMP server, and maybe add some stuff as I go. I've done configurations before. I'm curious though what kind of hardware people would recommend. I've never built a server.

I'm looking at this as parallel to building a PC. Do I want to go heavy on RAM? Processor? What are the things to focus on? I may have old parts I can pull together - for my purpose would that be sufficient?

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Re: Hardware Recommendations for Home-based Server

Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

if it is a personel server you dont need a fast processor or a lot of ram since for the most part you are just storing info on it.
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Re: Hardware Recommendations for Home-based Server

Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

I'd shoot for low power on all of those items. Decent size hard disk to store your files.

The CPU I used in my home server is:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116409

Efficient, totally powerful enough for simple web stuff, and cheap!

Celeron doesn't necessarily mean garbage these days if you're looking for a low power, capable CPU.
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