I'd like to deploy a set of cheap servers across town.
I need to run LAMP stack or Java, with 1GB of RAM being 100% enough, but multi-core CPU would be a plus.
I'd need Ethernet Port on it a and Flash Drive only regarding peripherals.
I think the best solution would be a board with the box where there's only what I need (CPU, RAM, Flash Drive, Ethernet), with no need for WiFi, HDMI, Audio etc.
I have reviewed number of products like Raspberry PI and clones and I am not sure if this is suitable to run LAMP stack and Java. I've seen that Java is already available (JDK7) for Raspberry PI.
Stability of operation is important, the working conditions are normal home conditions (heating, low humidity).
The security is also important so that I can load updates to it over next 5 years.
Do you know any user-friendly product top off you head? I think something like low-end Pentium or i3 would be totally cool, if I can buy Chromebook like that for £100, then I should be able to buy server for £50, but I can't find any...