Some awesome things to do with your new home server
Introduction: Set Up Your Very Own Web Server!
Servers are just computers without screens and keyboards, but they can be relatively cheap to buy, compared with the costs of renting a Virtual Private Server VPS in the cloud. Start with a simple computer with an inexpensive or integrated graphics processor in case you want to show some statistics or graphics on a monitor later. Install Ubuntu with the minimum requirements and enable ssh and open a port in the built-in firewall. Instead, keep your home server behind a physical firewall like a router and only forward the ports that you want to be accessible for everyone. Once ssh is enabled, you can log into your home server from your laptop, as long as you are on the same network. The following suggestions are relatively easy if you are comfortable with a command line. You will be required to edit configuration files, but not to program yourself.
A step-by-step guide to installing a home server
Building a Linux home server from the ground up and without any previous experience is not nearly as complicated as it may seem. All you need to do is pick the right hardware, install a suitable operating system, and configure the server based on your needs. You can build a Linux server for your home on a very tight budget, but you can also spend a lot of money on premium server hardware and turn your home into a small datacenter. A server is any computer that processes requests from clients and delivers data to them over the internet or a different network, such as a local area network. Virtually any computer with a network card can act as a server, so you have many options when it comes to choosing hardware for your Linux home server. Unless the hardware is really ancient, you can repurpose it and use it to build a Linux home server. If you would like to avoid assembling a server from individual hardware components, you can purchase a prebuilt server like the Dell PowerEdge T30 , which is perfect for home users and small businesses. Building your own server is just as easy as building a desktop computer. You just need to select the necessary hardware components and assemble them.
Ever wanted to have a place where you could keep your files and access them anywhere you get an Internet connection? Say you wanted to have your music library available in case you wanted to give a song to one of your friends, or maybe you wanted to let your relatives download your entire library of vacation photos, or maybe you need a place to host programs you write or maps you make. How about a Web page? Ever wanted to have your own Web page? All of these can be accomplished with a home Web server It's actually really simple to set up a Web server at home. I'm going to use this while I'm away at college to host game servers, have an offsite file backup, and share files with friends. Since the PC hosting the server will be at my house and I will be in my dorm room, obviously I can't just walk over and start changing system settings, so we'll need some kind of remote access. Also, obviously, you'll need a dedicated PC, one you can leave running and leave connected at all times. What good is a server that goes down all the time?