Rebuilding An Old Linux Server For Home Hosting

Hosting Server at Home – Rebuilding An Old Linux Server For Home Hosting


Rebuilding An Old Linux Server For Home Hosting

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Do you have an old server that is inefficient and loud laying around? Rebuild it with efficient, silent technology! In this video, I take you along as I rebuild one of …

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Rebuilding An Old Linux Server For Home Hosting

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  1. Hi, greetings from Chile. I watched your video mainly because I'm interested in people doing the same I do. I recently mounted a small celeron J1800 ITX motherboard with a small case, but the case came with a ITX psu with a 90mm fan and it is quite noisy. I'm aware of Pico psu but it would be good to hear about the performance of yours since the one of the video got working.
    My setup is similar of yours, but I'm using 2 hdd 3.5inch instead.

    Cheers and keep it up!

  2. Nice video, but i am not sure that a Meh quality laptop psu going in the picoPSU is more efficient than a flexAtx 80 plus (gold and up) PSU, i know they can be qutie expensive, but i would bet that a 80+ psu would be more efficient and more reliable. Would be an interesting test to see a comparison between the two.

  3. Nice video..what do you use to build the websites? Do you use WordPress, basic html files, or what? I have the lamp stack installed but what is the quickest way to get a basic site up and running? Thanks for any help

  4. As a very beginner, I got confused at 1:19 you said you host several websites from that setup, how you do that? Does it has to do something about port forwarding, different port for different websites or there is another way? How do you deal with single public IP for different websites?

  5. It's a cool video and all but I'd just like to mention one thing (even though you probably never would see this comment). You mentioned that you wanted to be energy conscious and whatnot around 4:00 or so and thats great, but the way you go about doing it is buying new more efficient machinery, what you didnt consider is the carbon cost of creating that new part far outweighs the inefficiency of the old part the vast majority of the time. Upgrading more frequently when it isn't necessary is contributing much more to our carbon footprint that any inefficiency in the past.

    (Saying it was already made and that he isn't contributing to the carbon footprint, rather the company is isnt constructive. Rather you are creating a demand they are supplying it and you are both responsible for it)

    Edit: Idk if it was something you did on the side, or how much you had beforehand sitting around I just wanted to put that out there

  6. Very Good! I am a newbie to computers and currently doing research in putting together a home file server to store and backup large graphics files that I develop in my work. I do not need speed, I need redundancy and backup. I like the form factor and power requirements of your system. The new file server will be connected to my desktop computer and laptop nothing else. It will be cost prohibitive for me to use large capacity SSDs. I am anticipating using a Raid 1 configuration with 2 – 3T HDD. I came across your video which looks very interesting. Could you help me out with the following?
    1. Would your hardware configuration in the video be powerful and reliable to handle my use?
    2. Is ECC memory required in my situation? I will check to see if the motherboard is compatible with ECC memory/

  7. Hello I am a noob and I have old pc and I want to make a web server for hosting my website can you make a video with each part from building a server powering them setting up of things and running simple HTML page or php page if you did this then probably you're channel would be hit as their are many people like me and we visit a lot of videos but never get in off information a series from scratch contanting building a server to running every process.

  8. I am building my own network at a tech school. It has 4 laptops and 1 server, and all laptops have a fresh install of Win 7. I should install DHCP on the server so I can allow the IP addresses to be assigned automatically.

    I literally just took a desktop, wiped it, and put Win server 2012 on it. I also put an MMC on it. Now that the 4 laptops are good and working, I can start installing roles and features on the server.

  9. I have enjoyed your videos and have been thinking about doing a shed like the one you made but for my own set of home servers, which got me thinking about using a DC power supply in them so I can power them from dc battery (research still in progress), and guess what I found just last night? That pico power supply! Funny how that timing worked out.
    Please keep us updated on your thoughts on that power supply, and could you do a “Will it solar?” video with that it as well? I’d love to try running a computer directly from an off grid solar array.

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