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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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 ...
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Mobile processors in desktops?

Processors meant for laptops usually need less cooling (so they're less noisy) and are much more energy-efficient, while providing computational power on demand. I think of building a home server, ...
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Home file server?

I would like to set up a file server on my home network without buying an entire computer just for file storage. The idea is that anyone in my family would be able to drop photos, music, etc onto this ...
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Benefits of running my own mail server versus switching to google apps [closed]

I've happily been running a mail server on my home network to handle my personal domain email for the last 6 years. The old PIII server that is my mail server is now on it's last legs and I'm ...
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PCI 1000Mbps NIC for home server?

I'm looking to buy a barebone box to use as a headless home server. I plan on loading Ubuntu Server 9.10 on it, and using it for backup, running a person webserver, and streaming music from it using ...
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Are eSATA drives hot swappable?

I'm going to build a low power home server and I've been thinking about using some external eSATA enclosures so I can have external drives that I can add and remove from the server every now and then ...
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Atom Single Core + ION as a server, How much extra bill?

I am planning to use Atom SIngle + ION as home server. How much extra $ should I expect per month?
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Virus Scanning Home Server

I would like to setup a complete virus/malware/etc scanning package my home server(Windows) to scan all my home machines (about 4). I would prefer to not install clients or at least only install ...
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Windows Home Server? What do i need to know before I buy it?

I appreciate that there are a variety of options that are available, but for off-the-shelf ease of use for the millions of Windows-only households out there, it’s nearly impossible to beat Windows ...
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Linux home machine

I am looking for a good tutorial, or multiple tutorials, that can help me get more familiar with linux. I am not even what distro to use. I am not looking to use it as my desktop though. More like a ...
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How to install embedded Linux without a console?

My home file server died and it's time to celebrate as I have a new project! I purchased the Lacie 500G Home Mini about a year ago. The SATA 500G seagate drive has died. I've always loved this little ...
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How can I stream a local screen capture remotely ( I own a web server )?

I have a VPS Debian server and I would like to stream my screen capture I have locally, so friends could watch what I'm viewing basically. How can I do this? I suspect I would need to have VLC sort of ...
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How make static local ip for server on OS X, Airport Extreme

In my other question, I was trying to set up my mac as a server, and the thing they suggested after is setting it to a static local ip outside of the DHCP range so I could port forward to that and it ...
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Windows Home Server

I have a shrink wrapped copy of Windows Home Server that I received for a usability study I participated in. So I know what the software does, but what else can I do? I assume it installs like ...
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What Gui would be suitable for my home Ubuntu Server?

I'm a noob on Ubuntu Server and after installing it I found that it works only in command line mode. From this page I found that there are security risks to installing a GUI on servers. It also ...
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FTP Server on Mac

I have a FTP Server on my Macbbok Pro, but when I try to make new accounts for my friends, they can't login. I do how it says, I make an account in contacts, then I add it in System Prefences in the ...
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How should I set up my home file server?

I'd like to set up a home server for three purposes: Backing up a couple of local computers that are unlikely to ever exceed 500 GB of data each (highest priority). Serving up files on the LAN - ...
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Why won't my RAID adapter initialize correctly when my server boots up?

Server hardware CPU: Intel Pentium 4 w/ HyperThreading, 3.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache Motherboard: ASUS P5MT-M, Rev 1.03, BIOS version 0310 RAM: four sticks, each one is Corsair 2GB PC2-5300 ...
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Does an Ubuntu Server need swap space?

I'm setting up a home server that will be used for backups and serving up files over the Internet with Ubuntu Server 8.04.3. Do these kinds of tasks require swap space?
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How to enable safe mode for php.ini in Xampp?

I want to put my home server online for private use (using Xammp), so i need to put safe mode on (my OS is Windows XP) So i changed the congif of php.ini in the php folder located in xampp to this: ...
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How to Set Up a First Home Linux Server?

This is the first time I am setting up servers so I'm unsure where to start. One thing I know is that I have chosen the Linux Operating System. I want to host my own sites so I have a static IP ...
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Trial version of Home Server how to register

I have installed a trial version of Home Server, and now have a full version how do I upgrade the trail version, I was hoping just to have to enter the License Key
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Where can I find a list of ISPs that allow a home web server?

I hear that only mom-and-pop ISPs let you do that these days, but I can't find a list of them anywhere. This is also a couple of questions: 1) Do you have any recommendations for those kind of ...
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How to make my desktop a server?

I've have a static IP address and heard that I can use my desktop as a server. Using FTP client(CuteFTP), how can I connect to the system having the static IP? I have installed Apache Web Server. ...
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Is there any reason NOT to use XAMPP (or a similar server package)?

Until just a few weeks ago I always used to set up my home-servers one service at a time (e.g. httpd, ProFTPD, etc.). I have now begun using XAMPP instead and was wondering if there is any reason why ...
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Best way to organize lots and lots of media files?

I have lots and lots of media files. About 6TB spanned across 10 physical hard drives on a personal file server. Security is not a major issue, but is being handled via other means. These files ...
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Free(freedom and free in price) media server on Linux [closed]

As in topic. It should open many formats. I would like to watching video on my Nintendo Wii console.
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Building a backup server

One of my older motherboards broke and I'm planning to use the remaining power supply, hard drive and case to build a backup server. I want to buy a new motherboard and CPU that can be used 24x7 and ...
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Windows Home Server or Linux cocktail? [closed]

I need a home server setup for hosting media files, online backups, etc. I'd like to be able to access the media files via my TiVos, Xbox 360, PC, and MacBook. Which is better, a Windows Home Server ...
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Which machine to get for a home server?

I want to have a server at home. Mainly for few projects, blog(wordpress) and maybe other web resources. I want to have it very low power consumable, so I am thinking getting Acer Aspire Revo 3600, ...
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How can I secure my remote box/user?

I'm going to outsource some development work to a stranger. I would like to run down my setup and what I've done thus far to take some precautionary measures. I'm hoping you all can provide me with ...
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Leaving computer on all the time for network reasons

I am using my old Pentium 4 to share a 1 TB hard drive and 2 printers on my home network. The only problem with this is that I have to leave the computer on all the time and it feels like an awful ...