Android Question I need a local server, can I request an advice ?

achtrade

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I need a local server in my house, I'll use this server as a web server with MySQL. My doubts are:

1. Should I use Ubunto or Windows Server 2012 Std Edition ( I'd prefer Ubunto) ?
2. What kind of hardware specs should I looking for ?

This server will serve only to start my business, so I don't need the best of the best. I would get a more powerful server later. Of course, the cheapest solution should be fine for me.

I'm thinking to buy a DELL server, but I'm not sure if this can work.




Module Description
PowerEdge T110 IIPowerEdge T110 II Chassis with Cabled 4x3.5 Hard Drives
Operating System: Windows Server® 2012,Standard Ed,Factory Install,No MED,2 Socket,2 VMs
Shipping: Shipping for PowerEdge T110 II
Memory: 8GB Memory (1x8GB), 1600Mhz, Dual Ranked, Low Volt UDIMM (speed is CPU dependent)
Processor: Intel® Xeon® E3-1230v2 3.30 GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo, Quad Core/8T (69W)
Primary Hard Drive: HD Multi-Select
Internal Controller: No Controller
Embedded Management: Baseboard Management Controller
Internal Optical Drive: DVD Drive, Internal
System Documentation: Edocs and OpenManage DVD
Hard Drive Configuration: Onboard SATA, 1-4 Hard Drives connected to onboard SATA Controller -No RAID
Warranty & Service: 1Yr Basic Hardware Warranty Repair: 5x10 HW-Only, 5x10 NBD Onsite
Installation Services: No Installation
Remote Consulting Service: Declined Remote Consulting Service
OS Partitions: 80GB Microsoft OS Partition Override
Power Cords: NEMA 5-15P to C13 Wall Plug, 125 Volt, 15 AMP, 10 Feet (3m), Power Cord
OS Media kits: Windows Server® 2012, Standard Edition, Media Kit
Hard Drives (Multi-Select): 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 3.5in Cabled Hard Drive
Network Adapter: On-Board Single Gigabit Network Adapter
 
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NJDude

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The question is, what use will this server have? if it's just to tinker around you don't need a server, just install a WebServer software (there are tons of them on the interwebz) and you're set, but, if we are talking production, then I would suggest a hosted service.
 

achtrade

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The question is, what use will this server have? if it's just to tinker around you don't need a server, just install a WebServer software (there are tons of them on the interwebz) and you're set, but, if we are talking production, then I would suggest a hosted service.
This is for a production but I can't use a hosted server because my apps are using RDC. In this moment, I'm using a server of a friend but now I need my own server.
 

NJDude

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Running "home based servers" are problematic, because you have only 1 server, which means, it will choke with requests (bandwidth), and in the case of failure, say bye-bye to your business, like I mentioned above, if you are doing this for business then look for a business solution.
 

achtrade

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Running "home based servers" are problematic, because you have only 1 server, which means, it will choke with requests (bandwidth), and in the case of failure, say bye-bye to your business, like I mentioned above, if you are doing this for business then look for a business solution.
Ok, any suggestion to find a business solution where I can install the RDC server ?
 
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