June 22nd, 2013, 10:15 PM
A Server in Home
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.
Some questions that you need to answer for yourself.
June 28th, 2013, 12:33 AM
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.
Computers do not have problems, they have users.
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?
I have MS Windows Home Server 2011 as an OS
September 5th, 2014, 07:33 AM
You have to Microsoft server 2010 ..
September 12th, 2014, 04:27 AM
From what I've understood - it has to be a web server, In that case 20GB can be enough - it depends what data will be stored.
There are couple of manuals on the internet showing how to do it: This one is quite understandable:
September 12th, 2014, 01:00 PM
No it is not useful for becoming a server.
September 14th, 2014, 10:49 AM
Which OS will you be using along with the server
September 15th, 2014, 04:23 AM
December 27th, 2014, 12:14 AM
not sure if this thread is still running, bu ti recently setup a home server on an old pentium 4 pc. I installed ubuntu 14.04lts (wanted a gui) then installed LAMP after that then plex to for my media. To save on harddrive cost ive setup up on LVM so i can add to it when i get a new drive and the computer sees it as one drive (currently 4 HDD`S at just under 1TB) hope that helps
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