A home-server is a server, or host, that is based on consumer-only usage and is usually in the architecture of a home network. A home-server will allow clients throughout the home network to connect to and access different data or services. It may also allow external connections.

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Difference in Storages Spaces feature between Windows 2012 Server & Windows 8

So here it goes, I have a test bed setup, a machine with three harddrives besides the OS drive and installed on this machine is Windows 2012 Server Standard. I have the following Storage Spaces ...
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Implications of using a laptop always-on as a server

I assumed that there would be a lot of information on this on both the Web in general and on Superuser, but to my surprise I can't find direct answers to these questions about using a laptop as a ...
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Should I host my wordpress blog on a Raspberry Pi at home? [6mbps dl/0.98mbps ul] ~7K hits? [closed]

I'm looking to enjoy the benefits of cloud services without the concern of other people owning my data. I also think it would make a fun project. I aim to set up a Raspberry Pi (Model B 256MB) with ...
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Is my old server too old? [closed]

I am setting up a server on an old computer (Dell Dimension probably with Pent4 or similar processor and about 1 GB of RAM to back up files with ssh) with lubuntu, and i was wondering what the best ...
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Making the most out of an old laptop for home improvement [closed]

My old Compaq laptop's (circa 2005) been lying around useless for the longest time so last week I decided to make a Linux box out of it. So far, I have set it up to provide the following services, ...
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Is it possible to set up domains and sub-domains on a private Internet subscription?

I am not great at understanding DNS, so please have patience. I have a server set up at home which can be reached at an address similar to foo.dns.org, under a domain that I do not own but that I get ...
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RAID vs. backup on external HDD for home server [closed]

I'm looking for an advice regarding my home server Here are a few words about the whole system: 2 PCs running Windows 7 (general purpose PC used for work, play, etc…) 1 PC running Ubuntu (home ...
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Why does my home server freeze?

My brother just bought a new laptop and forgot about his old desktop. The desktop has a P17G Motherboard from PC Chips, 2GB RAM, a SATA hard drive, a PATA DVD-ROM, Pentium 4 with HT (Don't remember ...
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What's the most useful Linux file system for storing videos?

I'm looking for a file system suited for my storage task, which is to store between 300 and 400 gigs of media data, i.e. video, sound and pictures. The data will be stored on a non-SSD drive which ...
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Homeserver - Virtualization yay or nay? [closed]

Short description of my problem: I'm setting up a homeserver (used for backup (Bacula), media serving (mediatomb), a allround fileserver and mailserver). My problem is - I have to use a certain email ...
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It's 2013. Windows Home Server, Win8, NAS, or something else? [closed]

I'm a bit late to the party, but I've been considering setting up a home server for a while now and would like some advice. (First question on SU, tell me if I'm messing anything up.) My current ...
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Home server: to SSD or not to SSD?

I was thinking to build an home server. What I focus on the most is low power consumption. It should be able to run CentOS with a webserver, a trasmission client, host git repos, and maybe a DNS ...
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Advice on webserver / database server setup

I have a home server (HP ProLiant N36L link with 8Gb of RAM), running Windows Server 2012 that I want to use as a home web server. Is it worth settings up VM's in Hyper-V for virtual DB servers and ...
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What RAID to use for my home server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: RAID for home use I am setting up a home server to stream media to and I am unsure about what RAID to go for. Either 5, 6 or 10? Leaning towards RAID 6 due to fault ...
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Waking up a computer from WAN

I'm looking to design a mechanism that allows me to turn on my home computer remotely without phoning and asking someone to press the big power button. Currently, a computer can get awake with a ...
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unable to install homeserver on hyper-v

Im trying to install Micrsoft HomeServer in a virtual Machine on Hyper V. During the installation i must accept the licence agreement, but i cant reach the radio button with the "tab" button. The ...
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How to set up 2 RAID 1 HDDs? [closed]

I have a home-server (or I want to set one up) with one SSD as system disk and two HDD's for the data. Now the HDD's are new so they don't have any partition. What would be the best way to partiton it ...
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Homeserver setup concerns

I run a medium sized, virtualized (I need both Windows and Unix for some services) Home-Server with fileshareing, DLNA streaming, backups etc etc. in a pretty heterogenous network (OS wise). As file ...
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Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)

I have a small home network running, with a NAS box (ICY BOX IB-NAS5220) exporting /home for my various Linux Mint machines. /etc/exports on the NAS: /mnt/md1/public ...
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Setting up a server in Linux for Home

I have an old Laptop at home that i wanted to setup as a server for my Home use. Linux was my choice for stability and learning reasons. What i at least wanted out of it was; Mercurical/Git repo FTP ...
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Domain resolving to lan ip address under dynamic dns and tomato

I have recently begun hosting my personal website under a home server using dynamic dns. The domain is registered under Godaddy, and ZoneEdit as the dynamic dns manager. Everything works well till it ...
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Is it okay to mix HDD models of the same size and manufacturer in a home server RAID 1 array?

I've got a WD Caviar Green drive I'd like to put in a hardware RAID 1 array for a home server (for storing music, photos, etc). Problem is, the specific model I have isn't shipping any more. Will I be ...
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Setting up DDNS server behind router and gateway

I set up a server using DDNS on my home network, and despite setting up port forwarding on the router it still doesn't work - attempts to connect just time out. However, I can access the web page ...
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How to run a mail server at home?

Is it possible to set up a mail server at home, if all I know is basic cable and Internet? Let's say I have domain XYZ.com, which points to a hosting service. Can I configure that to redirect all ...
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What are PCI and PCI Express slots used for?

I'm comparing different Micro-ATX motherboards for a home server build and I was wondering what I would use PCI and PCI Express slots for? Are these used for hard-drives, GPUs, RAID controllers, RAM ...
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Will 250 watt be enough for my setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to choose a UPS / calculate power for a new PC Introduction So, I did post this before but had the question deleted before I could read why. This time I've ...
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Home Server: storage virtualisation, what to choose?

I'm looking for virtualisation solutions for storage and OS for a home server. A sort of private cloud where I manage the storage space independently of the VM one. This question focus on storage ...
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Home Server: server virtualisation, what to choose? [closed]

I'm looking for virtualisation solutions for storage and OS for a home server. A sort of private cloud where I manage the storage space independently of the VM space. This question focus on VM/server ...
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How can I deactivate the gnome desktop of my ubuntu server?

I'm running a home server on my old laptop (atom cpu). I installed ubuntu 12.04 server edition, but I also installed ubuntu-desktop. So, when I turn it on, ubuntu desktop is shown. I sometimes use ...
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Create my own, local-only email, @example.com?

I'd like to have a little in-house e-mail server. Doesn't need to broadcast to the Internet. I noticed that when I get onto a web host, they often offer an unlimited number of @example.com e-mail ...
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Patch and Application Management Software

I recently downloaded a trial of GFI LanGuard for my home network (Server box, 6 PC's, and a couple of laptops, all in a workgroup) to take control of Patch Management and Application updates ...
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Hooking domain to home server with port

Alright, I'm asking two things here. First of all, if i purchase a domain let's say myhomeserver.com, am I able to make the default port go through a different port instead of the default port 80? ...
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Setting up Raid 1 Array for Home Server

I'm not sure if this is even possible, but it's worth asking on here! Essentially I have a old machine at home (well, not old hardware wise, but I recently built a new gaming rig), which I decided to ...
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Can I manage my own domain using a web sever at home without having a static IP address using NO-IP?

I have purchased my own domain in GoDaddy. I have a server at home, Windows Server 2008 R2 to be specific. I do not have a static IP address, however I have created an account in No-IP, have the DUC ...
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Trying to make MAMP local server site accessible externally, via airport base station

I am bumbling around in network and airport settings. I've set up port forwarding on Netgear DGN2000 router but I'm not sure how to configure the airport extreme base station. It is in bridge mode, ...
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Hardening a Home Server

I am thinking about setting up a modest web server using some old hardware and Ubuntu 12.04 or Debian 6. I am aware that by exposing a machine on my LAN to the outside world I become vulnerable to ...
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Is there a solution to a combination NAS/media server, gaming server, and mobile device media streamer?

Summary: Can I accomplish the following with one old PC in a limited number of headaches: NAS device for back up/media serving. Game server. Mobile device media streamer. Access remotely. Full ...
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IIS vs FileZilla Server

I'm trying to setup a home server and I've never really done too much of this kind of stuff so I'm pretty confused. I'm trying to figure out what the differences are between Microsoft IIS and ...
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Is it possible to run a laptop which can't display anything?

I have a laptop with a busted up graphics card. However I'm pretty sure that the rest of it works just fine. I was wondering if it was possible to use it as a home server and how I would do that given ...
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streaming MKV files from windows home server

I recently installed WHS 2011 and setup streaming and successfully have streamed movies and music but i noticed that i cannot find any of my MKV files. I realize that microsoft stated that MKV is not ...
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XMPP/Jabber web client supporting conversation logging?

I have an XMPP/Jabber account on www.autistici.org (they uses ejabberd). They don't log conversations on their server as GTalk does. I need to use my Jabber account from a web interface hosted on my ...
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Is there any very easy way to turn a hard drive or computer into an NAS?

I saw projects like FreeNAS, but first of all I couldn't even find the download, and also it looks like I'll need to do a lot of Linux programming and headache to get it working. I need something that ...
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Opening ports on a mac-mini, works locally, not on the LAN

I have my mac mini running a nodejs server on port 8000. On the mac, I can hit it at 127.0.0.1:8000/something. I get back a "hello world" type of response. On the same network, from a different ...
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Win 7 vs MWHS 2011

I currently have a computer that basically all it does is stores movies, music, and backs up data that I want it too. It is also connected to the family TV to watch the movies that are stored on that ...
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How can you tell if a website is hosted on a home server?

Are there signs from things like ip address/ports used/etc to tell if a site is hosted on a home server or a high speed commercial server?
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rTorrent - Different default save directories for different autolaunch directories

I've been using rTorrent on my home-server for a while and I'd like to explore some of the cooler features of it. One thing I've had going for a while is an autolaunch directory and a default save ...
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How to use the Dell PowerEdge as a normal server?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950. How do I set it up to be a normal computer? When I try to install ubuntu it does not see any of the harddrives. I read somewhere that I have to set up RAID before I can ...
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Samba outside local subnet?

I just transitioned my home server from and older desktop with two LAN ports (Server B) to a new low-power one (Server C) with only a single LAN. I get three IP addresses from my ISP and me and my ...
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Setting a subdomain to access home machine with windows remote desktop

I'm trying to remotely connect to home machine through Windows Remote Desktop (amongst other things, but this is currently my primary focus). I can do this fine using my home WAN's static IP (thank ...
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Ubuntu as Host server without XServer?

I have Dell PowerEdge 2950 on which I want to setup Ubuntu as the host OS, then use VirtualBox for running multiple Guest OSes like Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu etc... I want to reduce the resources that the ...