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I too am running a webserver however it's protected with username/password because I only want it available for me and my friends only (sorry) . Anyhow, the specs of my machine are:
70 Gig HD
It's an E-machine (I hate those slow computers) but hey, it's run very nice in linux. I have a cable modem line and what I have noticed that if you have huge file transfers while your playing online games then yes..the network is a bit congested. It all really depends on how many hits to your webserver that you are expecting. if it's just friends and family, shouldn't be too bad. But if it were for business, again, depends on how many hits you expect.
I dont expect major amounts of hits. I have hosting with a company at the moment, that I will continue to use to advertise my services etc, but the home server is more for me to test websites on, and I'll be putting up my own website with all sorts of stuff on, dont ask what, coz I havnt decided yet.
And it serves the following to my home network and me while I'm at work and some friends:
HTTP + Java servlet container for webmail, FTP, samba, IMAP, streaming MP3,giftd, and it's also the network firewall.
It's doesnt really see heavy usage very often though, except recently I've developed a facination with gift, and subsequently the FTP server is seeing more activity due to the changes in available content. But the machine is coping just fine
Cable here and my current connection speeds reach what is equivalent to T1/T2 lines. Though they do cap the upload I think at 128kbps but I don't see any problems when I'm browsing my site from work or other locations and I only grant access to family and friends to download, it seems to hold up well and fairly fast.
Which server do you want to know about? They range from 800mhz down to 200mhz..
Raid1 160Gb SATA
Wireless ISP - 100kB (speed varies due to weather).
ClarkConnect integrated server/firewall/gateway (based on EL4)
running apache, php, MySQL, postfix, squid, dansguardian.
It gives multiple reports using awstats, sarg, bandwidth, system load etc.
Clients run a variety of os's, including another box dedicated to
Echolink and IRLP (VOIP linking software for ham radio).