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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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 ...
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What do I need to run a Linux Home Server

What hardware and software will I require to run a Linux Home Server?
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What is the best flavor of Linux for a home file (media) server? [closed]

I'd like to setup a Linux server to serve media files (video and music) to my other computers in the house. Some requirements: Has to be able to network with the Windows computers in the house Has ...
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How to stream TV/Films/Music over the internet to various devices from a home server?

Set up: An always on old-ish laptop connected to a NAS which contains TV/Films/Music. I want to be able to stream on the fly the data on my NAS to various connected devices such as iphone or laptop. ...
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What is the smallest quad-core system that I can build? [closed]

I am thinking about building a machine to use as a linux or Solaris development server (for running a database, application servers, etc.). I would like it to be as portable as possible without it ...
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Linux server compatibility questions

I'm replacing an ancient server I have at home. The old machine is currently running Windows 2000 Server edition. It's an Active Directory domain controller, functions as a basic file server, hosts ...
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Extreme Server Cooling Part Deux

In a previous post I asked SU how to seriously cool a (serious) home server. Specs: x2 Opteron Barcelona 2346HE CPUs w/Dynatron A86G HSFs, x8 DIMMs @4GB ECC DDR2 667 regjstered for 32GB total, x4 SATA ...
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Server vs. Desktop

I'm looking to build a set of home servers to play around with. In doing so they will be on full time, looking to run a very low volume family web site, and probably a file server with SFTP etc on it ...
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Power adapters vs ATX PSU

I have a home server based on an old Pentium III 933 @ 500 MHz PC with 512MB RAM, a 60GB hard drive, two Gigabit NICs, running Ubuntu Server 9.04, and there are three network devices "supporting" it: ...
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Setting up an SSH Server on Port 80

I'd like to set up an SSH Server to the public internet on port 80. I've got SSH for Windows installed on my machine, and I can use Putty to SSH into localhost. In my router config, I set up a ...
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instant messenger client I can run on my local machine with a web interface?

I'd like to run an instant messenger client on my server so I can have access to IM anywhere I go. I used to run bitlbee with CGI:IRC but was wondering if there's an easier/more user friendly option ...
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Can't delete some files off of my HP home server

I have an HP Media Vault mv2120 (Linux based, not WHS based) and sometimes when I go to delete files that I added to the server, I get a message telling me that I need permission from Unix User Nobody ...
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Extreme server cooling

My tower server is packed with hardware and could possibly overheat. 2 Opteron CPUs, 8 DIMMs, 4 hard drives all in an Antec P182 ATX case (not EATX/SSI/MEB/whatever) and the temperature of the box in ...
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Personal Source Control via SubVersion — stop me before I go too far!

I've been bitten by the SVN bug lately; largely driven by heavy use of a personal repo at work for keeping control of proof-of-concept code, documents and small files, and for keeping my two machines ...
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Personal wiki in my home network - how do I secure it?

I'd like to dedicate a low-power Debian/Ubuntu box to set up a personal wiki (namely Instiki) on it. The information I'm looking to store in it will obviously be of a very confidential nature; anyone ...
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Homeserver for the command “scp user@server:file localhost@server:mycomp/”?

Problem: to get the cammond "scp file user@server:" (source) work vice versa. I need a server on my local machine so I can copy files to-and-fro like: ROOT+SERVER+FILE <---- Commands? ...
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Application to store/browse/view photos?

I am looking for application which I can install on Ubuntu server and put my photos there. It can be by web interface, it can be by mounted samba disk. What I require: Ability to add tags to ...
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Is ZFS and RAID-Z worth using in home made NAS (freeNAS for example)

Features of ZFS and RAID-Z look vary promising. Looks like it is a perfect FS for home NAS solutions, poor man's Drobo things and alike. Are there any drawbacks I should be aware of?
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Setting up Jabber server for use with multiple AIM accounts?

I'm not sure if this belongs on Serverfault so I'll post here and it can get moved if people think it should. I have three AIM accounts I'd like to use on my Symbian phone, but all the IM apps I've ...
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How much will it cost me to run a Windows Home Server?

Anybody has any measurements of how much electricity does a Windows Home Server (say one of the HP models) use while being on 24/7? I have an old PC running at home to store files that everyone can ...
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What can be used as a low power linux based router/NAS?

I'm looking to replace my Linksys WRT54G router with a slightly more powerful (in terms of processing power) box, but want to keep a low power footprint (ideally 10W or less). My must have ...
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A good solution for home backups and file/print sharing [closed]

I’m looking for a cheap and reliable solution that allows me to share files and a printer in me home network. Raid support and very low power consumption would be nice extras. Should I go with a NAS ...
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Software Alternative to RAID for Home Use

I have a ton of data that I've been keeping 2 complete copies of between my Desktop and Laptop for a couple years now; I figure its about time to buy some more drives and make sure I don't lose any of ...
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Problem hosting server behing personal router

Hi I recently bought a domain name lucidcontraptions.com and want to host the website from home. I have a D-LINK router in which I have set up my personal virtual server correctly. My application ...