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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Installing Linux, IDE or SATA?

THE QUESTION: Is there an advantage to installing Linux on a SATA or IDE drive? I'm hoping to stream media from this server so would it be best to keep the faster SATA disks for that data? FURTHER ...
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Software or Hardware RAID for Home Server?

Now I have searched Server Fault and Super User and have seen that some people recommend software and some people swear by hardware RAID, but I am looking to use it on a home server of mine to store ...
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Linux distro for NAS Server for Home

I am wondering as is there dedicated servers for routing as (ipcop,pfsnese) and also for telephony as (elastix, asteriskNow) and other similar projects , Does exists something for home made NAS ...
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ESXi with non-headless VM

I'm going to receive a Xeon Server/Workstation soon and I was thinking about installing ESXi to host some server applications that I want (ex: SVN server, Web server, media server, etc). Most of ...
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How can I automate my Linux computer to power off (and on preferably) under certain circumstances?

OK, So a little background; I've been using Windows Home Server as a Backup Appliance, Media Server and Share Server at home for some time. I decided it was costing me allot of juice so very early on ...
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Scoping a home dev server

I’m looking to build a multi-purpose home development server. In this post, I’m looking to outline what I want from such a system, and the ‘why’s of it, to some limited extent, and finally, some ...
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DIR-655 Virtual Server problems

I'm using a DIR-655 router and I have two servers on the local network. I'd like to be able to SSH into both and use one as a web server. If I use port forwarding to forward both ports 22 and 80 to ...
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Home server clock runs too fast

I have a Debian server running on some hardware from ca 2004, and the real time clock is running too fast. I have set it to run ntpdate every hour, so the clock is mostly correct, but this seems kinda ...
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How low-power can a home server get? [closed]

I've got quite simple question actually. How green, low-power and efficient x86 home server can I build using consumer parts with rather constrained budget. After looking through some Google hits ...
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How can I make my Ubuntu server accessible to the internet?

I already installed applications to make my server web server. when I type the DHCP released ip address in the web browser, i can access it but all it says is "it works....etc". I can copy files to ...
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Power loss on home server setup

I have a mac mini server running at home. It acts as a web server and a file server. Recently, they have been doing construction on my street, and power will dip on and off 2 to 4 times per day. I ...
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can't connect to dynamic IP home server

I have a dynamic IP that enters my home through a router, to which I'm connected via wireless. I've created an account on dyndns.chom (badescuga.dyndns.org). I've configured my router to use my ...
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What is keeping my disks awake?

I have configured my hard drives to go to sleep after 1 minute of inactivity. This used to work very well; the server was almost always dead silent. But recently the drives are more often awake. Can ...
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Add / Convert my physical DVD collection to M4V or iTunes Library?

I have a whole bunch of DVD's, and want to put them into a personal media server / file server (could be any OS - Mac, PC, or Linux). I want to be able to "map" this media repository with my iTunes ...
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Home Server for Mac based household

My home network setup at the moment is very simple, we have an iMac, two MacBooks, a Time Capsule and a wireless Printer. I'm thinking about changing our setup. Specifically I'd like to have user ...
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Home Media Streaming Server

I'm looking for a Home Media Server which can stream videos to various devices including iPhone, iPad, Windows Machines, Android etc. I wouldn't want to install any client on any device; a web ...
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I need something like an EEE box, only with RAID 1

I need a silent, tiny computer which I would use as an SVN and LAMP server (only for development at home, not as a production environment). I need RAID 1 to ensure the safety of my data. Could you ...
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What's a good box to serve files on my local network, cross platform?

I've installed CAT5e cable and gigabit switches in my house with the goal of having an "always-on" file server in the loft, accessible to both my macbook and my partner's Windows box. I'd like to find ...
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Simplest way to host self made network game for friends?

I wrote a stratego clone for my friend and I to play over the internet. It consists of a very simple server and a client that can be run on the same computer as the server. What would be the simplest ...
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HomeGroup network setup

I'm having a problem setting up home group. My home sever pc (win7 Home Premium) connects directly to the internet, I shared it's internet connection to one of its ethernet (lan) cards which is then ...
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Own DynDNS Server?

Is there any own dynamic DNS server available? I have one public server that runs DNS for my domain (running tinydns) and I want to update it with the current IP of my home router? Are there any ...
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Setup VPN connection to home network

I am a developer and have a small web server located at my home. I would like to allow a couple of my colleagues to a) access websites hosted on this server and b) RDP to this server. My home network ...
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Are there special security recommendations if I run a webserver under Ubuntu desktop edition instead of server edition?

I have a small PC with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop edition used for basic computing and as a backup location. I want to use it to set up a NAS and personal webserver. I've been reading a little bit about ...
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Operating system and disk format for a home server

I have a Sun Ultra 24 that I am using as a home server, with 2x 1TB SATA drives, and two other drives for my OS and miscellaneous files. Eventually, I will replace those with 1TB SATA disks as well. ...
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Which Linux distribution is the most suitable one for a home-server? [closed]

Im building a custom homeserver, based on a RAID. My aim is to build a reliable fileserver, but I also want it to be capable of playing music (as it has an audio output), and streaming movies/music to ...
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Why does my DynDNS domain show the router page, not the localhost?

I have to setup a home server. I have created a DynDNS account and updated the software. I have set the dynamic dns option in router and while I ping my dyndns account it is redirecting to my router ...
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IBM R50e to be used as a server?

Here's my plan: I have an old laptop, IBM R50e. I want to set it up as a home server to be reached by the other machines at home. I'll leave it open all the time. Can it be used as a server at home? ...
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How to setup home server?

I have an old desktop, laptop and a wireless router (Belkin). My desktop's specifications are 512 MB RAM :p 320 GB Harddisk OS: Windows XP I would like to use my desktop as a home ...
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Home server hard drive: 186k start-stop cycles in 325 days?

I set up a home server about a year ago, using Ubuntu server (10.04 LTS at the moment), four disks in RAID 5 for storage (WD Green 1.5 TB) and a laptop drive for the OS. Today the output of ...
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It's the ethernet 10/100 in LAN transfer faster than USB 1.0?

I have an old laptop (PIII 800MHz, with 256 RAM) that I wish to use as my home server: it'll have to serve just two people, so I think that I'll be more than ok as for the RAM and the CPU. The issue ...
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What is the advantage of iSCSI over SMB?

At my house I'm running a Hyper-V server with a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM acting as a file server. Files are shared across my network using SMB. (Also, the machine is using a PERC 6/i RAID card but ...
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Which Linux distro for Mac Mini?

I recently received a Mac Mini and would like to set it up as a web server and git source server. I would like to learn Linux so am interested in setting up my Mac Mini with Linux instead of OSX. ...
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Shared login in a computer network?

I need to understand how a network works: Several PCs running Windows XP One server The PCs are all network connected, as well as the server. Each computer share the logins. I need to ...
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Is there a program that would allow me to access my locally hosted websites like my remote ones?

for example I debug my local website this way http://localhost/example.com/ Is there a program that would make a more convenient alias for it like for example http://example.com forcing ...
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How to access my local host server from internet

How to access my local host server from internet have installed WAMP server on my Windows XP, And i had created a index.php file in my root folder, and i assigned a virtual name to my localhost. eg: ...
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Windows 2008 as home file server and more

I currently have a freenas-unit as a NAS, and a Win2k8R2-unit as server. However I would like to consolidate these to units in one. What I really like about the freenas-unit is the ZFS filesystem. And ...
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Problems setting up home web server

Has anyone been able to get a server working with the router smcwbr14t-g? Although I have been able to get Apache set up correctly and my website works on the internal IP 192.168.2.101, I've been ...
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Low-cost RAID NAS for home use?

I have a noisy, power-hungry Pentium 4 based Ubuntu server that I want to replace with a nice, low-power mini-ITX/Intel Atom-based machine to do my network services (DHCP, DNS, IPSec, Web/mail, FTP, ...
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Rack Mount a PC?

Is it possible to build a new PC and put it in a server rack with a case like this http://www.rackmountmaster.com/4u-ipc-4032-rackmount-rack-mount-case.html
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Access Home Network Server via External Address (DSL vs Cable)

For the last few months, I've been using a server on my home network for basic backups and hosting some small websites. Up until this past week, I've been using Comcast (cable) as an ISP and now that ...
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Thinkpad T41 - running it as a closet server with the lid closed

I am building a home closet server out of a Thinkpad T41 laptop. In theory it should be more powerful and cheaper to run than a few slices of virtual servers, and reliability is not a big concern for ...
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Home Network Photo Server

I am looking for a photo solution for our home network. We have several computers, running windows and OS X. I would like to store all of our photos in a central location, and have them be accessible ...
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Using my old PC as a web/file server?

I have an old desktop computer that I've been trying to sell for AGES. I guess nobody is looking for computers because it was advertised at a dirt cheap price on craigslist, local papers, etc. ...
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how to make netjukebox work without winamp

I found this tutorial on the internet and I'm disappointed because it needs winamp to work. Anyone in here who have tried this one without using winamp? Or do you have any tutorial that can turn a ...
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Opensolaris or debian as dev and file server?

I'm setting up a new dev and file share server for myself in the closet from my old desktop. I've been running Debian as long as I can remember and have nothing to blaim. Now I'm looking at ZFS and ...
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Plug computer instead of PC-based home server? [closed]

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 ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server won't boot from Fedora 12 DVD because of CD only drive

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server won't boot from Fedora 12 DVD in the drive because it only supports CDs as I found out after the fact. I'm a complete novice @ servers, so if you need more detail, let me ...
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How can I host my website on Windows Vista at home computer?

Is it possible to host my website using my Windows Vista home computer? I have a broadband Internet service.
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What operating system can I use to turn my old computer into a home server?

I have a old desktop computer that I want to make a home server for file sharing purposes. It has 512 MB RAM and few GB of hard drive. Which operating system should be reasonable for this kind of slow ...
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Is there anything like Microsoft Sync for the home or media center computer?

I just returned from a business trip where my rental car (A free upgrade to a Lincoln MKZ!) had the Microsoft Sync system built into it. You know, from the commercial: 'Play artist, Right On ...