I have a machine that is currently dedicated to running my home theatre. It is way more powerful than it needs to be, and spec wise would have no problem running both a few websites and an HTPC
What I wanted to know is that is this was a reasonable thing to expect of a single machine? 90% of the time, all it's power would be just for the web server ( and the odd torrent)
Currently it's running Windows, but I am pretty sure I will have to turn it into a Linux box
Will I run into any problems? Is there anything I need to know before I start? Any prerequisites?
The webserver will be required to run Ruby on Rails sites mainly, but might be called upon to run PHP for Wordpress also.