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Old 12-09-2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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Are you running a server?


In the start of january, I'll be making my newley setup linux/apache server live.

I'm going to be running the server on a 512k ADSL line.
Just out of interest, who else is running a web server, what spec is the server, and what are you using for your internet connection(speed)?

I just want to know if sharing my normal home pc and server on the same connection is going to cause problems, ie. server running slow etc.

And if people post links to there webserver, then I can see how fast things run.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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Hi,

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:

AMD K6-2
400mhz
192 RAM
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.

-twantrd
 
Old 12-09-2003, 03:05 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 09:16 PM   #4
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P2 200mhz
384 ram
3x 40 gig hd
dsl 384kb/s up

so far only using for my own personal webserver and file server (samba)
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:55 AM   #5
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P3 450mhz
384 ram
2x 37GB hdd
512Kb/s ADSL

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
 
Old 12-10-2003, 05:03 AM   #6
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so the conclusion so far is, alot of people seem to be using a low spec machine as a server without any problems.

What about your connections to the internet, do they cope ok?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 05:27 AM   #7
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you get what you pay for

But 512/256 suits me OK... I'll be getting 1500/256 when I move back to aus next year though

I wish the UK/AUS had the same infrastucture and options as Japan... Yahoo BB's 26Mbps package costs about ?20 per month. Here I'm paying about ?30 for 512Kbps.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:08 AM   #8
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For the web...
RH9
PIII 700
512mb
64mb ATI
2x20g hd
Apache, Mail, FTP, SSH
Cable 384up /3124down
Low volume, Handles it with aplomb
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:08 AM   #9
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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..
 
Old 12-10-2003, 12:05 PM   #10
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so you got more than one server than?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 12:11 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by fuelinjection
so you got more than one server than?
Of course. Some accessible from internet and some not accessible, but if needed can access from one of the servers that are reachable from outside the network.

Servers run apache, ftp, ssh mainly. Internal one's running samba, NFS and such for internal sharing, etc.

I don't find any impact on my connection either. I can be downloading on one machine and uploading on two others, etc and not see one bit of slowdown most of the time.

Cheers.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:35 PM   #12
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Celeron 1.3 Ghz
60 GB
512 MB sdram
Dual T3 (max 12.5 MB/sec)
FRoZiX (LFS blend)

As for software, I run the usual Apache + PHP + MySQL (latest versions), ProFTPd, FrozenPop (smtp/pop3 server I wrote), and OpenSSH.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 05:43 AM   #13
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P4 2.4
160GB
512 MB DDR333
ADSL

Server is running my store, ftp site, webmail, personal site and a few others. Feel free to check it out

http://www.zenfuspc.com

it is a work in progress so please take it easy on me.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 09:25 AM   #14
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P4, 1.7ghz
1GB RAM
Two 120 GB harddrives.
Cable (cox business service)

From the looks of the other posts it seems you can run a sturdy server on old machines...

You should be fine. :>
 
Old 05-14-2006, 05:32 PM   #15
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Celeron 2.4
512Mb Ram
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).
Cheers, Paul
 
  


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