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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I host multiple physical Web servers behind a single IP address?

I am running multiple web servers in my house, each of which is plugged into my router. Server A Server B Server C I currently can only use one server since my IP (xx.xxx.xx.xx) port 80 is pointing ...
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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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Running two DHCP Servers in the same network

I have connected my raspberry pi with a wireless access point and would like to run a DHCP Server on the RPi to assign the IP and gateway correctly. This is because the RPi serves as a gateway to a ...
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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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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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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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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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Any good suggestions for media server software? [closed]

I have a random assortment of hardware laying around so I was thinking of setting up a media server that's accessible from just about anywhere (preferrably) does anyone have any good suggestions for ...
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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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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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Implications of using a laptop always-on as a server

I assumed that there would be a lot of information on this on both the Web in general and on Superuser, but to my surprise I can't find direct answers to these questions about using a laptop as a ...
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Is there an equivalent for AuFS (such as in Ubuntu) that has balanced branch writing for OS X?

We're switching the OS on our media/file server from Ubuntu to Mac OS X (most likely OS X Server 3.0). We've been using aufs and SnapRAID on Ubuntu and like its ability to have balanced branch ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...