I intend to buy a computer for a small scale server and now I am considering between a ordinary PC-based home server and a plug-computer which is quite new and somewhat experimental. At the moment, I have some choices:
- According to this question, I may build a low-cost, relatively high-performance PC as my home server. However, I'm still unsure about its stability.
- A Mac Mini: relatively expensive, but it's totally okay if it's worthy what it does.
- A plug-computer: a new idea, seemed to appear at the beginning of last year, very low-cost and could be optimized for server stuff. But I have don't have much information about and I need some relatively deep comparisons between those computers.
Do you own a home server? Please share your ideas and information about this. Thank you!
Edited: Almost forgot, these are all I need to do with a server:
- File sharing.
- Media sharing.
- Remote controlling.