HowTo: Set up a Home Server

Detail view of a row of servers

Came across a great post on WebMonkey entitled: Set Up a Home Server. It’s a tutorial explaining what you need to do to set up your own server at home. You may choose to do this to store and share your photos, to store and play media files, to server webpages or your email.

Here are the topics:

  1. What you’ll need
  2. The computer
    1. Repurposing a used computer
  3. Architecture
  4. Memory
  5. Storage
  6. Cooling
  7. Network
  8. Buying a server
  9. The Connection
  10. The Router
  11. The Monitor and Keyboard
  12. Power
  13. Everything in Its Place
  14. Suggested reading

The webpage is a Wiki, so feel free to add your own tidbits if you feel so inclined.

View of computer machinery in glass cabinets

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