Questions tagged [server]

For questions about hardware that will be used in running a certain type of server such as a web server or VPS. Use this tag for questions about about which type of server to use.

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Displayport for DELL T150 server

By accident I bought a DELL T150 server, which was shipped with VGA. I did not expect to receive a VGA port in the year 2022. I tried an active VGA to DP converter, but it does not run stable, when I ...
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Please recommend me a 10Gig NIC card

I'm from India, Please recommend me a NIC card or a website that can be used to find out about this, Specification/Requirements: Supported speeds: 10Gig To be used for PCIe x1 Lane Copper so RJ45 ...
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Server ssd m.2 nvme to pcie adapters [duplicate]

I'm building a server for my own business Motherboard is an Asrock ROMED8-2T CPU is an Epcy 16C Model 7302P SP3 RAM is 32GB 3200MHZ DDR4 ECC Reg CL22 DIMM 2RX4 Micron E x 8 I am considering buying ...
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Are direct attach fibre NICs compatible with 10GBASE-SR/SW 400m multimode fiber cabling?

I have around 100 Finisar FTLX8574D3BCL transceivers I need test so I'm looking for a pair of PCIE 8x cards. I see a lot of DA cards (example: Intel 94F2046 X520-DA2) for sale on ebay but I'm not ...
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What hardware do I REALLY need?

At the Moment, I have a Fujistu RX300 S6 with 2 hexa-core Xeon's with HyperThreading (24 threads) at 2.6 GHz, 128 GB DDR3 ECC, 200 GB SSD an 4 TB HDD in my basement, but the electricity alone cost me ...
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CPU for Polkadot validator

I want to build validator node for staking in Polkadot. In hardware requirements specified 7700k. Is it possible to set up Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 instead of Intel Core 7700k Recommended configuration: ...
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SATA bay VS USB port for Raspberry Pi 4 B as home server

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B as a home server. Right now, I want to expand its ability as a server to be able to act as a private cloud server. Before I buy any drives, I need to buy their port ...
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Which graphic card for supermicro X8DTi-LN4F motherboard?

I plan to build workstation based on supermicro X8DTi-LN4F. I'm aware it's very old but I'm buying it in very decent money. The only problem with this mobo is lack pci-express x16. According to the ...
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What would be an optimal CPU to get for a Minecraft Server for around 100$ if any? (50 player server)

I started hosting a MC server on a dedicated machine at home for a week now and I wanted to get something a bit better, it runs with a few plugins - 5GB ram dedicated to the server. So, my budget is ...
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What should I buy as a personal server?

I would like to buy a personal server that I can leave plugged in at home in order to run some of my programs 24/24 and have some storage space. I did some research about the prices of servers but it ...
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Where can I buy a PCIe card to add USB 3.0+ ports to my Supermicro SYS-6018U-TR4+?

Where can I buy a PCIe card to add USB 3.0+ ports to my Supermicro SYS-6018U-TR4+? It must: physically fit into the server be compatible with Linux, at USB 3.0+ speeds And preferably: provide a mix ...
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Linux friendly server oriented motherboard for Intel i7 11700

Any recommendation for an ATX motherboard for Intel i7 11700 that would run well under Linux (Ubuntu)? I'm having a hard time to find a review of SOHO server oriented mobos. Mostly people review the ...
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Xeon E5 2683 V4 vs Xeon Bronze 4206 for DB server

Need a new Server for MySQL DB. Should I go for Xeon 4206 6 core CPU X 2 CPU's or Xeon E5 2683 V3/2680 V4/2683 V4 X 2 CPU's Xeon W 1270/1370P (Technically an I9, but higher clocks.) With Quad NVME ...
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Is "stacking" fans useful for increasing CFM?

I have a tiny n54l HP microserver, its super compact but perhaps to a fault as the airflow isn't great. I was thinking about replacing the existing fan which is about 100cfm with a stronger one that ...
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Question laptop vs server for http web site and database

i have an 15 years old laptop that i am using to run xampp ( http php website database) and a java program and windows 10 os the website is only being used by max of 3-5 users self use / apps that run ...
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Replacing 13 year old tower with a mini PC like system

I have a 13 year old tower PC system with a Intel Core 2 Q6600 CPU and 4GB of RAM. This was pretty much high-end back then. It still does what it should and I use it as a Linux-based server for my ...
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What should I switch my cpu to?

I'm running my old computer from like 6 or 7 years ago as a server, and for the most part it works fine. I have some extra money, and when it is bottlenecked, the cpu causes the bottleneck. The ...
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Need desktop LGA1151 motherboard w/ Windows Server Access Control Service, VT-d, & APICv

I want to enable passthrough of my GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU in Windows Server (2019 preferred) using DDA. I need to buy another motherboard, since my current Gigabyte AORUS Pro motherboard will not ...
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Custom rack 8-12 drive NAS build backplane support?

Looking for advice on building a 8/12 bay NAS server. I'm considering building a custom 2U rack mount NAS server build, and found the majority of the parts I need, but I don't understand if the ...
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Quad socket motherboards that support mezzanine or daughtercards with additional CPU sockets?

Years ago Tyan had the Thunder line of motherboards, mostly in the EATX form factor. They were notable for being quad socket designs and also supported the addition of a mezzanine card with another 4 ...
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Best Cheap NAS from eBay with Support for LFF

so browsing through Amazon I find NAS's that seem to be the right fit. This one for instance seems good: The Synology 12 bay But the price is wayyyyyy too much ($1500 at the time of writing this). I'...
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NAS recommendation for the following needs

I am looking for a NAS that would accommodate the following things, some are essential, some are optional, here they are: It should hold 4 or 5 disks (this depends of the answer to the question I ...
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Server: Dual Intel Xeon 5420 vs I7-2600 [closed]

I'm about to buy a server, for a Django system (Ubuntu + Django + nginx + postgresql) I have two options:   Dual Intel Xeon 5420 16GB DDR2 240GB SSD or I7-2600 16GB DDR3 240GB SSD Which of these ...
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Small company server

I'm a new (and currently the only) IT guy at a small company (around 20 employees). I'm looking to get a small server for our company so that we could manage access to shared storage and sync outlook ...
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Tesla V100 GPU server

I'm planning to build a GPU server with two Tesla V100 cards but I'm not sure about what kind of connection to ask: SXM2 or PCIe. Is it possible to build an SXM2-based GPU server using only two ...
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Small server for NAS/SAN

I'm looking for a small server to act as the central node in a cheap high-capacity NAS/SAN. The expected setup will be: central node running ZFS and providing a NAS interface to the outside; multiple ...
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I need recommendation for small server

I'm looking for a small server to prepare my business item and collect data(some blog articles). I'm planning to run solution written by PHP or Python. So, what I want to ask is which one is better, ...
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Android Phone capable of running Ubuntu (or any Linux)?

For travel I have a Raspberry Pi 4 that I setup as a mini server and secure router. I added a battery to it, and a screen to show basic system statistics. It works well, but it's kind of bulky and ...
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Need help with file server

I need to know the cheapest but best quality server that can host data (not games) for a college esports team. it will mostly be used for holding game files and documents for the team. I do not have ...
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Server/NAS system for private usage

as a new project I want to establish a home server/NAS solution at my home. I want to fulfill following requirements: The solution shall host an application server which runs an Jira instance (...
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Is there a super-dense quad socket NVMe server?

Does anyone know of an intel quad-socket server that can hold 40-48 NVMe drives all connected via 4x pci lanes?
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Rack mounted server for x5 HDMI display screen

I am trying to spec a rack mountable server to power 5 large screens, each of which will use HDMI to connect to the server. The screens will be used in an IT Operations room and will be displaying ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 Gen 9

I've already have HPE Proliant Gen9 server, and at first I slotted 8 * 16 GB RAM, but Now I need to add more Ram, So is it possible to add 64/32 GB Ram beside the 16 GB Ram?
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Webcam which can upload to (or be accessed from) a private remote server without involving any proprietary cloud servers or a computer?

I'm looking for a webcam which is able to upload directly to a user-specified remote server - or which can be directly accessed remotely - without involving any kind of third party server or service ...
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Affordable expansion array for a public mirror server

We have a public server that provides mirror service for a variety of open-source software, like Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS and PyPI, RubyGems, CPAN, etc. Our daily outgoing network goes from 10 TB to 12 ...
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Replace high end laptop with server solution [closed]

Currently I have a quite high end laptop to run diverse software in the realm of (software) engineering and simulation/numerics. I was wondering whether it would make sense to run something like a ...
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Mainboard / CPU / RAM for multiple chrome instances

I need to build a system that runs multiple chrome web browsers simultaneously. I am now trying to determine the optimal CPU/RAM performance ratio. I have already figured out that each instance ...
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How much computing power(Server Resource) i need to run my taxi app?

i have 140 drivers & 200+ not more than 300 bookings from passengers within 24 hours. So, i want to deploy my taxi app on a cloud server. Same uber concept but this one is using taxi. Can someone ...
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Are there quiet fans with high static pressure?

I'm looking for a replacement to the noisy fans for a server 2U chassis. The front of the chassis is filled with the hard disks, which means that there is little space for air flow, which, in turn, ...
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Quiet/fanless computer

I want to buy a computer which is quiet, i.e. I can leave it in my bedroom without noticing it (under normal load; I might rarely do some heavy processing, where I can accept that I would hear the fan,...
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Do I need a matched pair of Xeons for a dual CPU board if there is only one stepping level listed?

I am considering purchasing 2 Xeon 2667v2 CPUs to use in a dual CPU board. The spec page (click on "Ordering and Compliance" on the left) only lists a single step level: Does that mean that I don't ...
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System requirements for e-mail server processing 100 to 200 GB of e-mail per month

I originally asked this question on AskUbuntu, but I haven't gotten any replies so I figured I'd also ask here. I am looking to set up an e-mail server with Ubuntu Server, although I am open to ...
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Syncthing-capable BSD router for max. 100 EUR/120 USD

This is a simplified model of our network: LAN1 LAN2 +-------------------------------+ +--------------------------+ | ...
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Can I use a 2003 server as a desktop computer? (See desc.)

Recently I found a 'Win SBS Prem 2003 1-2CPU 5-CAL' server. It's fully operational and appears to have adequate hardware (64 GB ram, 2 Intel Xeon CPU's, 1Tb hard drive). It runs Windows Small Business ...
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Small bussines Server

I am looking for a small server or nas for my home plaything It should be able to perform the following tasks. Function as Media server / net drive / TV-streaming / music-streaming Have FTP server ...
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Reading and activate/disable power of specific outlets

We want to offer Colocation in a DataCenter and therefore we need to messure the energy consumption of every single server via API. Also we need to be able to switch the power on/off state for every ...
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Difference between 3.5" and 2.5" SAS for home office server

I am looking to buy a small server for my home office. I do video editing, and currently using USB3 external disks is slowing me down, so I need a fast file server that I can use to store my live ...
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Media computer / NAS with HDMI

What I am trying to achieve : Stream media to my TV using the least possible amount of devices. What I currently own : A Western Digital MyCloud Ex 2 Ultra NAS, and I am somewhat happy/unhappy ...
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What VPN Device should I get to hide my http traffic

I want to set up a VPN network: client + server because i'm often connected to unsecured wifi network. -When the client is connected, all HTTP / HTTPS traffic must pass through the VPN -The client ...
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Smallest PC that can store 3.5-inch HDDs?

I am looking for a machine to use as a home server for a few TB of files. I don't have a lot of physical room so I am looking for the most compact machine as possible. It is currently not possible to ...
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