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    I'm looking at buying a cheap computer to setup as a server for my house just so I can test things out before I upload them to the web. I was thinking about building another computer and setup the old one as a server but I would rather wait on that until BTX, DDR2, and PCI Express become stable technologies which IMO I don't believe will happen before next summer anyways.

    I was thinking about just going with the Dell Poweredge server at the least specs which is only around $299. I don't mind spending around that much but the less the better as it is only a test machine and won't be used for anything else.

    Are there any other options I should look at?
    Surrix.net: Computer help forums/articles

    The person in my avatar is Elisha Cuthbert she plays on Fox's 24

  • #2
    Rather than buying a whole new pc for a server, why not just setup your current pc as a server? Try downloading ApacheTriad (google it), that will allow you to run php, mysql, apache, phpmyadmin, as well as other various software on your own pc

    MGM out

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    • #3
      www.apachefriends.org is better

      You could keep your current and get a new one to replace your 'old' desktop
      That's the end of that!

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      • #4
        ... or follow this
        http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=96561

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        • #5
          I already have that installed. I'm looking for something to install Linux on. I know I can dual boot but I would rather have both on at the same time. The reason I want to do this so on the new machine I can have Apache, MySQL with Linux and on the windows machine I can run IIS.
          Surrix.net: Computer help forums/articles

          The person in my avatar is Elisha Cuthbert she plays on Fox's 24

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          • #6
            Maybe just pick up a cheap used computer?

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            • #7
              Yeah I was looking around Ebay for some options but nothing really showed up. I'm thinking about going with a barebones kit like this one: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=S450-3208

              All I need for it outside the kit is some memory, which I don't need much of, and a hardrive which I have a 30gb lying around so I will use that.

              Can anyone see any reason why this would not work. I don't plan on using the graphic Linux client just the command based one so I think it should work out great. Anything I should be worried about?
              Surrix.net: Computer help forums/articles

              The person in my avatar is Elisha Cuthbert she plays on Fox's 24

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              • #8
                I grabbed a barebone system from Asus (Terminator) for £110 (they're about £90 now). 512mb ram, 40GB Disk and Athlon 1800+ and thats me done

                Onboard Network, graphics, sound and included a cd drive.
                Scott MacVicar

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scott MacVicar
                  I grabbed a barebone system from Asus (Terminator) for £110 (they're about £90 now). 512mb ram, 40GB Disk and Athlon 1800+ and thats me done

                  Onboard Network, graphics, sound and included a cd drive.
                  Could you tell me where you bought it from?

                  EDIT: Also do you think 512 is a must or will 256 do good to. Remember all I'm running is Linux (command line), Apache, PHP, MySQL and any other web programs I might want to test out. I'm going to be the only one accessing it on a usual basis.
                  Last edited by Surrix; Sun 5 Sep '04, 3:05pm.
                  Surrix.net: Computer help forums/articles

                  The person in my avatar is Elisha Cuthbert she plays on Fox's 24

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