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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Minimal Atom board as a dedicated server, without multimedia interfaces

I want to build a small network and security appliance (server) based on a fast Intel Atom CPU. What I need is an Atom CPU (or similar), minimal RAM (1GB is more than enough), a USB drive or SATA Disk ...
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Home Computer Remote Control (IPMI)

I'd like to have a system at home to control my computer so I can boot it to different operating systems remotely and power-cycle it. Rack-mount servers have had this capability for years (IPMI). A ...
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Energy efficient, low-heat closet-server?

I'm currently using a Ye Olde HP Compaq nc6220 running Ubuntu Server 15.04 as a server to run odd jobs in my closet. It's doing fine, but the room can get a little toasty (which is fine) and I'm ...
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Case to support EEB motherboard and dual ATX power-supplies

I am looking for a case to support my server build that will consist of an ASUS Z10PE-D8 motherboard and would like to incorporate two ATX/EPS PSU's along the lines of Corsair RM850i. It needs at ...
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Remote hard reboot

I am looking for a device that would allow me to remotely hard reboot my computer. The device could use either wired or wireless Internet connection. I just need to be able to remotely ask it to hard ...
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What's a good budget CPU for use in a home server?

I'm looking to build a cheap but expandable server I can set up in my basement and use to store backups, stream media (Plex), and perform other miscellaneous services on my network. While I haven't ...
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Server Hardware Recommendation for ERP Application

I am building an ERP solution using Microsoft .net and SQL server 2012. I would expect about 20-30 users and my client would like to buy his own server rather than go with a cloud based server. ...
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I have DDR2 ECC RAM but want to find a compatible server

I have the following type of spare 64GB RAM DDR2 ECC 4GB 2Rx4 PC2-5300P RAM PC2-5300P-555-13-ZZ This came with IBM System X3850 M2 which had issues so didn't work as expected What I am looking ...
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How many players would this VPS be able to take?

I started renting a VPS ("Platinum X8" VPS from Server4You), it has the following specifications: CPU: 16 Cores (Intel Xeon E5550); RAM: 18GB (30GB Burst); HDD: 800GB; Bandwidth: 100Mbits/s (though I ...
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Server for running multiple virtual machines?

I run multiple machines to perform various tasks related to both work and personal hobbies. These machines run a combination of Linux and Windows and a variety of services ranging from Microsoft SQL ...
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System upgrade for a small home-server?

I currently have a small home-server, that runs a domain network & is the center of all file storage in our household. The drawback is that we need as much storage as possible, but the server's ...
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How many TF2 servers would this VPS be able to run?

I've been renting from a certain company for a while now, and I'm currently thinking of switching to NFOServers because I would get a cheaper deal since I plan to expand the servers further. However ...
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Recommendation for hardware to function as intercepting proxy

I am looking to get some hardware that I can setup as an intercepting proxy, to analyze network traffic. The traffic would flow between a single PC and the internet and the total amount of traffic ...
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Dedicated server that can run multiple Team Fortress 2 servers?

I rent several virtual private servers to run Team Fortress 2 servers. These servers all run SourceMod (an administration and plugin framework). Individual servers then run various SourceMod plugins ...
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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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Low-Power Home Server

I need a home server for running couple of services, since my current hardware is aging. For example: DHCP/DNS-Server Mail-Server File-Server (SMB, AFP, FTP) CalDAV / CardDAV ownCloud, maybe ...
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Performance impact Intel Atom Server on Windows Server 2012 Essentials [closed]

I am looking at a inexpensive and low power home server to run Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2. I see there are some server versions of the Atom processor that have 2 to 8 cores and clock speeds in ...
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Server case upgrade?

I am building a new server. The existing server has what I consider a very nice case (for my needs). It is 10 years old but in like-new condition. I want some advice on keeping that case and PSU (...
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Single Board Rackmount Linux/BSD Home Server

I am looking for a single board rackmount server/pc that can run a lightweight Linux or BSD operating system like pfSense. The requirements are: Cheap. (preferably under $400 AUD, inc. tax and ...
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What should I use to run a VPN server?

I live in a location which many websites don't recognise, and when multiplayer gaming I find that I am constantly matched with players from the United States instead of with players nearer to me (...
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Server to workstation recommendations and ideas

I have a Dell Poweredge R900 that runs great with only one complaint. I can't add in extra video. I have searched around for how to do this and so far I ran into multiple threads that address ...
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Computer for Home Business

I am looking at purchasing a new computer within the next few months, for use in work applications. I am an IT project manager (read groupie for programmers/DBAs/engineers), and have multiple clients ...
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Mini-ITX case with 10 SATA hot swap bays

Mini-ITX boards with 8 to 12 SATA connectors aren't that exotic. But what about matching cases? Basically, I am looking for something similar to the SuperChassis 721TQ-250B - but with more hot-swap ...
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Ethernet to HDMI output

I have an HP proliant micro server sitting in my home office and I want to stream photos and videos off this device and display it on my TV in another room. The TV also sits next to an ethernet hub ...
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Dial-up hardware for server side

This question is probably 20 years too late. I have a requirement where a bunch of analog phone lines will connect using dialup modem to my linux/windows server, in order to communicate. Just like we ...
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2TB NAS HDD Power Supply Recommendations

I'm building a custom NAS as a backup server for multiple laptops in my house. I'm planning on buying four 2TB mechanical SATA hard drives that will be run in RAID 1 (Hard drives: https://www.newegg....
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Home Server Build around Xeon X3440 CPU

I am starting a home server build. I am on a tight budget and aiming for the most quiet and low power build. I managed to salvage an Intel Xeon X3440 Processor from an old server. It uses an intel ...
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Fast Drives for MySQL Database Server [closed]

I'm putting together a new server for my current database which has 500GB of data and over 13million rows in 90 tables. My read speed is very slow at the moment using SATA drives. I prefer to use a ...
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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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Small and inexpensive drive?

I am looking for a small drive of some sort for a private server hosted using a desktop computer. The server will be used as a private proxy. I only need around 25-50 GB, but everything I find is ...
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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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Recommended enterprise server for build, CI and CPU intensive tasks

I'm looking for a server capable of performing the following tasks: Can be used as a build-server (we have several developers using Microsoft Team Foundation Services) Continuous integration of ...
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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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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 is a price efficient parallel number crunching server?

I'm looking for a server to run large number of parallel processes for statistical calculations (Ubuntu + Python). Currently we use 2x16 cores and 512Gb RAM (disk is of secondary importance): ...
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Xeon 2011-3 motherboards that support *unbuffered* (non-registered) ECC RAM?

I'm looking at raw memory speed in a setup where RAM bandwidth is important. Right now the servers are using Xeon E5 16xx v3's and v4's with about 96 - 160 GB of ECC RDIMM 2133/2400. A lot of people ...
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Cheap PC with 8GB of RAM

I'm looking to purchase a PC to run my Minecraft server on. It needs 8GB of RAM and a decent processor. I'm not going to do much else with it, so I don't need a large HDD or an SSD. Ideally, the ...
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Server hardware recommendation/validation for hyper-v

Our small company needs server capable of running several virtualized machines using both linux and windows guest systems. The chosen host OS is Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (to be upgraded to Hyper-V ...
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Recommended Computer/ Server for Statistician (budget $10000-15000)

Thanks you for this wonderful community. I have a budget of $10000-15000 for buying a desktop/server which will be running 24*7. I will mainly use it for handling big datasets (20 million ...
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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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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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CPU and GPU for high-end terminal server balanced against low energy consumption, and low heat

UPDATE 1, 2, 3 at the end My first post on Hardware Recommendations. Incidentally, my question also pertains to my first time building a "computer". So heads up, there will be many factual errors ...
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Comparison Between Servers

The core process of the company is running on a 4 year old server, and at this point the I.T. Staff got the budget to buy a new server. The core process is a web app with intensive writing/reading ...
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Computer case access control?

Is it possible to know when someone open a computer case (hp server 1u), let's say in data center? Inside server is usb port which can be used as some kind of switch. That usb device would write to ...
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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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Home budget GPU server for scientific calculations [closed]

I'd like to setup a home server with GPU capabilities. I want to run virtual servers on it that would allow my group members to connect to their virtual machines and run scientific calculations. What ...
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upgrade old personal Server hardware

I have a little home-server that is now around 8 years old (I calculated the age wrong at first ...). It always did a great job and never let me down. But now it is time to eather upgrade the hardware,...
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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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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, ...