I have a old celron computer, just wasting my room space, I got an idea that, instead of wasting that hardware can i design a server through that system. It have 20 GB HDD and 256MB x2 512 RAM, running at a nice speed.
How can i proceed the work to use it as server, i had centos package already, then which are the software i require additionally, for which type of internet connection i want to consult ISP ?
I know it will not bring a professional service like xeon, but only need what it can provide ..
June 22nd, 2013, 10:30 PM
What OS are you going to use?
I just network old computers and use them for file servers.
Seems pretty decent for a file server, but if you were to use the server as a backup, you may need to get a larger hard drive.
A file server for essential items like documents and pictures is ideal. As for music and videos, the 20Gb hard drive may be a bit small for a large collection.
June 29th, 2013, 12:04 AM
Your 20GB HDD is too small for a home server, unless it is a mail server?
I just bought an HP Proliant home server, it came with a 250GB HDD and 2GB of RAM (1333MHz DDR3). So, it now has 8GB of RAM and 2x2TB 7,200rpm HDDs..................a bit closer to what you will want, I suspect?