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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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 elaborated ...
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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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Unexpected shutdown due to PCI card

I've got a home theatre PC which I built myself and have been using for about 4.5 years now without issue - the only components that have ever needed replacing have been the case fans. Recently, I've ...
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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 ...
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Using a dedicated computer as proxy to home broadband router

I'm thinking of creating a proper home network and using a single machine dedicated to access control, centralised authentication, DHCP and acting as a proxy for internet access via a separate home ...
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Which drive should i install the host operating system on Dell PowerEdge 2950

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 and there are 3 SATA 7200 drives (2 x 1TB, 1 x 300GB) and one SAS 15k drive (1 x 300GB). I want to install Ubuntu as the host OS with several guest OSes. Should I ...
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Can I set up a Dell PowerEdge Server without Monitor and Keyboard?

I have just got my Dell PowerEdge 2950. I have inserted new hard drives et cetera. Is it possible for me to install an OS without needing to buy a monitor or keyboard? I thought the server can be ...
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Fault tolerant RAID6 / RAID10 design for home server - not performance critical

I want to balance disk space against fault tolerance. I would like fault tolerance to be able to handle multiple disk failures (as I may not be able to afford replacements disks or have the time for ...
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Install Linux/Alternative OS on Headless Server

Question in short: How to install an alternative OS (debian preferred) on a headless server and what OS to use for a home media/dataserver. My questions now is: How to do it? The server will, in ...
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Basic linux based fileserver for home use, what file sharing protocol to use to serve Linux, MacOS and Windows filesharing clients?

I got an aging Gentoo Linux laptop which I am about to transform into a fileserver for our home users (to view our family photos, films etc). Clients to support will be Linux, MacOS and Windows. ...
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Now that Mac OS X Server is an app within OSX, how would I run it on a Windows machine?

Previous versions of OS X server were stadandalone installations that could be installed on any machine and run as a separate operating system. However, Lion Server is a different story as it is now ...
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What's the typical directory usage for a home server?

I am setting up a Linux home server with FTP/Web/NFS/SSH/GIT services. It will be used as a backup server. What's the typical usage of directories to keep my system organized?
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Connect to Ubuntu Share From Fedora 16

I am having some trouble connecting to an Ubuntu 10.10 server. I am using Fedora 16. Some things that I have tried The server and all of its shares can be seen on the windows computer. I can ping ...
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Should I use a static IP address? If so what kind?

Last night I managed to get my local PC running as a server using port 80 and my IP address. After restarting my machine it stopped working. I was told I need to make a static IP address. My ...
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Is it possible to run FreeNAS on a Sheevaplug?

I recently acquired a Sheevaplug (this spec) and would like to use it for: Storage for my home network Sharing media with home media devices like my TVs Is it possible to use FreeNAS on the ...
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Network use of Gaming PC

Background After YEARS of waiting, I built the custom gaming PC of my dreams: Intel i7 - 975 Extreme Edition 3.3ghz (overclocked to 4.0) ATI Radeon 5970 2gb Corsair 256 gb SSD Drive 2 TB Sata II 3....
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What is THRM temperature in HWMonitor?

I am bulding a server on Albatron motherboard. I don't have any specs yet. CPU is reaching about 60C because CPU cooler is damaged. Anyways what is THRM temperature in Hardware Monitor Pro? The THRM ...
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Is there an open source project for home theatre that includes your dvd library? [closed]

My goal is to liberate myself from the bulky storage problems having a 1000+ dvd library entails, and also from the variety of cataloguing problems that also ensue. I have found several open source ...
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Seeking Windows hardware encryption card for drive encryption

I am seeking a hardware encryption card for accelerating drive encryption on an older system that I am trying to repurpose as a NAS. I have a dual-processor AMD Athlon MP 2800+ system with a 12-port ...
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Backup strategy for a large home server raid volume across multiple backup disks

Similar to this question from 2.5 years ago, so I wanted to ask a similar question for how to backup a larger amount of data at low cost using today's available tools. I have a home server running ...
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How do I SCP from remote machine to local machine when I am outside of my home network?

While I understand how to scp files to and from my server from within my home network, how can I scp a file from my server to my local machine when I am on the outside, say at Starbucks? While I am ...
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Hardening/logging Ubuntu Home Server activity

I just recently put together a server that I have some files, my music, and other media on. I also built it so that I could mess with the Linux OS, and experiment with a server environment, just ...
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How to prevent a device on my router from accessing the Internet?

I'm thinking of setting up a local server on an old machine I have lying around. So that I can easily ssh into it, I would like to add it to my current network by plugging it right into my router. ...
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Will a Virtual Machine home web server be noticeably slower? Why or why not?

I am thinking about moving my server to a virtual machine on my Windows 7, so I dont have to use Linux. IS this a good idea? Why or why not? My major concern is that speeds will slow down. I have 5GB ...
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How to point a domain name from Name.com to my home web server?

I have a fully working home web server on Fedora 15 at http://24.109.247.176/ I want to have my domain which is on Name.com to be used for my home web server. How can I accomplish this?
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Configure Fedora 15 Linux to allow access via port 80 from other computers

I am trying to make my home server accessible to the whole web. I have installed Nginx on my Fedora 15 64-bit Linux machine, and it works with localhost but it doesn't work online or allow other ...
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Move Windows Home Server 2003 Backups to another Windows Home Server 2003 and relink computers to those backups

I currently have Windows Home Server 2003 installed on a machine that I am needing to use for other projects. The purpose of the Windows Home Server 2003 is solely for back up purposes. It is not used ...