computer server

Discussion in 'Technology' started by teddy_tenerife2, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. teddy_tenerife2

    teddy_tenerife2 New Member

    how to make computer server?
    what are the hardware neded to make it?
     

  2. hupapapa

    hupapapa New Member

    I don't think it's a sound idea, but if you really want to do it, use tutorials, I can't place the link here, so look in the Net.
     
  3. Thermal

    Thermal Registered Member

    There are many different types of servers, and the hardware you will need will vary depending on what type. For the most part (unless you're working in large company), servers are pretty much beefed up desktops. Servers do typically have fault tolerance (i.e. backup systems, RAID, etc) in mind, and should be dedicated to a specific task such as serving out files, web pages, authenticating users, etc.
     
  4. Reverend

    Reverend Registered Member

    Just about any computer can be made into a server. The first thing you need to worry about is the Operating System.

    If it is a PC, then you can use one of the Windows Server Operating Systems (Win NT Server, Windows Server 2003, etc). Or you can use Linux (basically any variety). Generally, the newer the better, as long as the hardware meets the basic requirements.

    If it is a Mac, you can run OSX Server, or Linux (Yellowdog for PowerPC Macs)

    Hardware can vary upon what kind of server. Webservers often have redundant network ports. File servers usually have RAID arrays of disks, and more storage space, etc.

    But as thermal said, it really depends on what you're trying to do. :)

    Pete
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2006
  5. Jag1

    Jag1 Registered Member

    There are special dedicated software programs out there. Winserver 2000 is a good one, it's just pretty much a Windows 2000 but has special options of setting up a broad network. I don't see why you would want to do this though. Lots of work.
     
  6. Penguin

    Penguin Registered Member

    Our server started life as a desktop. We added an extra NIC and installed Linux... connected it to a router & modem, and poof! Server.

    :)
     

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