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I already offered a NAS recommendation as a response to this question, and I'd maintain the same recommendation for your situation. QNAP and other commercial NAS devices are just small Linux machines with custom operating systems to make configuration and management consumer friendly. By default, QNAP devices are set up as web servers. The administration ...


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I am using a Raspberry Pi for this purpose (not really web hosting, but I used it just for testing, and it works fine). It's a pretty good solution, because you can make more out of it than just a NAS with web server if you want. For your purpose I would recommend the Raspberry Pi 2 since it has better performance and probably should handle your amount of ...


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I've helped to install an Amcrest system in the past. I can't remember if it was the 8-Channel or 16-Channel one, as both come with 8 cameras. We installed 3 cameras outside1 and 5 inside. The outside ones have withstood two mid-western United States winters. Installation of the cameras took time, but there wasn't much that was difficult about it. You ...


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Unless your LAMP stack will see high load, the Raspberry Pi 3 is a perfect choice for your purposes. It can even be overclocked decently if you add a few small heatsinks to its chip surfaces. I have successfully run a low-use LAMP stack off my Raspberry Pi A+, which is a single core 700mhz ARM CPU (I had it OC'd to 900mhz but whatever) with 256mb system ...


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Hostapd is hard to set up if you don't know what you are doing. I've had the same issue, I just couldn't make it work so I searched and found this beautiful script called create_ap. It can create a wifi network with a single command. If that still doesn't work, you can buy some travel router (for example TP-LINK TL-WR710N, it is the first thing I found) and ...


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If you are looking for the next 5 years of life, why not look at a (refurbished) Dell Small Form Factor PC? A core i3 or i5 (I recommend the latter) will be more than enough for 5+ years of use, plus you get the backing of a big name. Parts are simple and easy to come by and because this is an Optiplex product (meaning it's for business, not home), it ...


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The security is also important so that I can load updates to it over next 5 years. So, you want to keep this device for at leats 5 years, why not make a long time investment? I would recomend the UDOO Family or the Odroid Family (Both came with their own Ubuntu flavor - As in Raspbian, you could use Tomcat to deploy JSP or JSF.). with no need for WiFi, ...


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If it's only for personal use then you don't really care about performance, a Raspberry Pi 3 would be enough (but beware filesystem errors). Otherwise get something cheap in the cloud. Hosting websites, especially if you want it up and running almost all the time has so much hidden costs (Internet, UPS, electricity, labor) it turns out cloud solutions are ...


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Not sure how opposed to used things you are and/or where you live. I've taken the liberty of converting 1500 euros to 1750 USD. If you're willing to manually instal the requisite software and don't mind used parts, you can 'expect super power for virtual machines and heavy load for MySQL server', as said by Romeo Ninov. Off of a quick ebay search, I found ...


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I will offer you to check those devices: Synology DiskStation DS918+, Qnap TS-453A-4G. They support all you want. If you have bigger needs for disk space you can check next models Qnap TS-653A-4G, Qnap TS-853A-4G (with 6 / 8 HDD) and Synology DiskStation DS1517+, Synology NAS DiskStation DS1817+ (with 5 / 8 HDD) But do not expect super power for virtual ...


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The e3-1276v3 processor is significantly faster. Here is link to openbenchmark of the i3-4150v3 and e3-1276v3 processors running pts/multicore benchmark http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1707040-KH-1707042KH29


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I recently (2 month ago) bought a HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T. Here is what you get for about 170€ (Here in Germany on amazon) at the lowest configuration: 4 SATA III drive bays One internal SATA slot which is intended to be used for the optical drive but it can be exploitet as 5th HD slot 4 GB ECC Ram which is extendable to up to 16 GB Intel ...


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Estimating what you will need without having a working system to extrapolate from is very, very difficult. If you must do so, you need to have a very well defined use case. From that, you should be able to extrapolate the necessary tables, queries, frequency of access, etc., and come up with ballpark CPU, disk size, and disk performance characteristics (...


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