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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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 ...
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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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OS Recommendation for home server [closed]

I have a fairly straightforward list of needs and wants from a server OS, and so far haven't found anything I'm truly happy with. I'm looking for: An OS that will run on my x64 CPU, 4GB RAM, 120GB ...
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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 ...
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How-to build a one-size-fits-all server?

Background on me, I am an "at home" admin for 5 college students. So I need low ping (online gaming), high connection load (torrents) and high throughput. Currently I have an older twin 1.4 GHz ...
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Replacing local home server with VPS: Suggestions?

So right now, I'm running an old box with a 2TB HDD in it. I use this as a file server for the home network, as well as a box for downloading large files which are synced via Dropbox. Lots of other ...
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Which edition microsoft 2008 server should I use?

I have a MSDN (Accademic alliance) subscription, and I have a rack mountable box, (I can't remember whats in it anymore but it has 2 CPUs and 1 GB of DDR 2 ram. I remember when I was given it (12 ...
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Home/Small office server - Ubuntu(wireless??)

Would a wireless home/small office server be practical? My idea is to use an Ubuntu server and it will function as a simple file storage system. On the other hand there is the possibility of media ...
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HP Media Smart Home Server upgrade to WHS2011

So, I currently have an HP Media Smart Home Server. I'm wondering what the process is to upgrade it to WHS2011? It has no video out nor any optical dirve. I realize that with out Drive Extender I will ...
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build a Linux server with “server” or “desktop” hardware?

I am Looking to build a Linux home server box from the ground up for my family and I. Id like the server to support file sharing, media streaming, print, virtualization, and remote desktop services. I ...
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BackInTime/Kompare: cannot parse diff output when comparing snapshots

Actually, the subject is pretty self-explanatory: trying to compare (diff) two snapshots using BackInTime utility, selecting two different snapshots, the kompare window is displayed as empty along ...
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How can I make mdadm auto-assemble RAID after each boot?

I successfully created a RAID (mirroring) by utilizing mdadm. However, I must run the following commands after each boot: mdadm --stop --scan // to stop /dev/md127 - I don't know where the number 127 ...
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Rsync-based Backup solution for Kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatic backup solution for Linux (maybe a GUI for rsync)? hey there I am kinda a bit lost in the multiple options so any recommendations will be more then welcomed. ...
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Software RAID performance/limitations in degraded mode

Trying to polish the final fine details of software RAID mission critical home-server solution. I am curious about the server performance in RAID-1 (mirroring) degraded mode (where one of the hard ...
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Software RAID and backup altogether

In this thread I've got most valuable tips regarding the home RAID solution options as well as their pros and cons: RAID for home use I've figured out for myself a few important points (the ...
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RAID for home use

Read so far most of RAID-related posts on this site, but still several points remain shaded so far. First, my mode of working: I am writing music / doing graphical works, so the RAID is kinda ...
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Backup power for an old server at home

Some Context: I have an old P4 machine that I am planning to use, for hosting my Java EE apps for demoing during interviews. Specs: P4 1.9GHz 40GB HDD 2GB RAM VIA chip-set 300W power supply Will ...
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Multiple concurrent users on a same physical machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I share a single computer among different users? At home, I have 1 PC with 2 screens, 2 mice and 2 keyboards. What is the best way to enable concurrent ...
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Running multiple services on a home server

I am looking to setup a home server. I want it to run a whole bunch of things like a file server, music server, print server, web server, mail server and possibly some other uses like home automation. ...
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Home server - HP Proliant Microserver - Software and setup - OS on USB stick?

I've just purchased a HP ProLiant Microserver for home use. I want to set up with web server, samba shares, the usual stuff. My question is really about system setup. It has an internal USB socket so ...
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How do I access internal network virtual hosts in Apache?

This might be a stupid question but I'm tired and can't find a solution. I currently have an Apache Web Server running on Ubuntu 10.4 and I use a DynDNS service to make them accessible to the ...
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Scaling home/enthusiast server setup

I'm looking to maintain a home server of media (videos,music,etc.) with some RAID(fallback or redundancy) support that I can update relatively easy over the years. My high level plan is to buy 1U or ...