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Old 08-12-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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how to setup a new server ? I would like to know about the h/w & s/w required. How can I make or use my desktop as a Server.

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Old 08-12-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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What kind of server?

Are you building a cluster? Do you need to compute massive amounts of info? Do you want an NTP server? FTP? Apache httpd? Maybe a windows domain server? How about a file server, print server?

You should be far more specific, and you will receive far greater help.
 
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assuming fedora: use the service/systemctl command to turn on whatever service you want.

hardware is not important (i have sshd, mysqld, httpd, xrdp, ... running on a $200 acer revo).
 
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well yes I should be more specific, but the thing is I don't know anything about setting up a server.
- don't know what cluster is ?
- massive amount of info possible.
- don't know about NTP server.
- Apache I know, would like to know more about it.
- don't know windows domain server.
- File server ??
- print server ??
 
Old 08-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #5
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assuming fedora: use the service/systemctl command to turn on whatever service you want.

hardware is not important (i have sshd, mysqld, httpd, xrdp, ... running on a $200 acer revo).
httpd will allow me to host a web server right ? rest will support in a way or other. And without good h/w how is it supposed to handle a large no of users.

Apart from this how to register for domain name and get a static Ip address for it ??
 
Old 08-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #6
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my pc works fine for sharing baby pictures/videos with the rest of my family.

if you need something that can handle thousands of concurrent users then you should look into something with multipe cpu's with multiple cores and high amounts of ram (for example google's search servers do not have harddisks; all their computers use terrabytes of very fast ram).

network administration requires at least a little research and knowledge of the various topics in the subject matter (else, it will be like asking a doctor to land a plane).
 
Old 08-13-2013, 11:45 PM   #7
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As above, this is a very vague and open ended qn; can you list the services you want from the 'server' and the likely number of users (whether people or other servers.
Is this going to be a production machine?
What sort of environment eg academic, commercial, non-profit etc etc

At the very least, I think you'll need these 2 links
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
www.linuxtopia.org
 
Old 08-22-2013, 05:47 AM   #8
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chrism,

this is purely academic, non-profit, to learn and to share knowledge.

regards,
nm
 
  


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