Originally Posted by XIXWYRMEXIX
if your going to build a server for all those things dont use xp pro. use linux. or freebsd (which is what id use personally). xp pro is limited to 10 simultaneous connections at once. this is hard coded into the tcp stack. also it is in the eula i believe as well. i have read about a proggie that can change this value but no idea where to get it or if its even still around. so unless these websites and ftp server are and whatever else it is you want to do with it are super low key with virtually no hits it isnt even worth it to use xp pro. now hardware wise your more then fine. even with 1 gb of ram. unless your generating a TON of hits anyway. and by a ton i mean alot alot. which im guessing your not or you wouldnt even be considering xp pro at all.
also as someone else mentioned your bandwidith on the upload side is going to play the biggest factor in what you can serve anyway. also do you have a static ip address? this is also going to be something important to think about.
well my isp nags me to get a static ip for free, and sometimes forces ppl to by blocking smtp port 25 unless they get static ip lol
ya so static ip i can get easy
thans for the xps 10 max connection info, i def dont need XP then
Originally Posted by skatingrocker17
Don't use XP Pro, if you're going with Windows use Windows Home Server, its very simple and has easy remote access, it also has software that you can run on other computers in your home so you can control server (and other computers) without actually having be in front of it.
mmmmm i will try intalling windows server on a VM, like i am doing wit linux so i can check it out thanx.
Originally Posted by thlnk3r
Karan.t, if your current ISP is not offering a static IP address with your plan then your going to need to either upgrade your plan, switch to a different ISP or collocate your machine to a collocation center that offers redundant power and possibly can throw you on a DS3 line (shared probably).
One thing to note, if you do decide to run it at home make sure you configure your router to forward connections on port 80 to your web server.
Hope that helps
can get static IP
i alreayd run a small website, not released to the public yet on my XP right now using Apache so ya i did forward the poer.
but $400 for a server, its still costly i will trying to make 1 cheap
i mean i dont really need a dual core do u?