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i know but he wants to know how much should I charge him, we are brothers but very business oriented he wouldent be shy about his costs to me, so im not to him =) its how we work.... is there anyway you can share a link to that wishlist, like export it so i can click it and save that. i like everything you have there and its nicely layed out.
Ah, I see. I thought you were the one hiring someone else to do it for you. Here's the link to the wishlist.
     
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No, I will be doing it for him, just installing it and building it. After that its up to him to take care of it software wise, ill get it to run and install the software then walk away. And if anything goes wrong ill be back to work on it, but i did not know about how much i should charge him, per hour or in all, how dose that work nowadays. And i like duckie's Idea..... haha
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post #13 of 19
Here's my .2$

Server setup can be as simple as plug it in and configure the OS, or it can be as complicated as configuring the whole network to the server. If you want a simple web server I would honestly recommend Linux. I've found that for web servers there is none better. Sure there is a learning curve but it's not really that hard. If you are gung-ho about someone else setting it up personally I would quote $45 an hour. I'd estimate that with installation of parts, and software and configuration it would be around a 5-6 hour job.
    
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the pc store i used to be a repair tech in charged $75 an hour for in home hook/up setups
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16859105562

HP Media Smart Home Server. I've seen these in person, the case is simply amazing.
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The Newegg build looked good, but for a server, I would strongly advise on getting two harddrives for security...
(Either SW RAID1, HW RAID1, or even automatic folder copy through sceduler)
If budget is the issue, you could go down to 2x500gb.

My response to Operating system would be:
Pick an OS you both know...So he can maintain it easily, and you if needed...
You don't install an OS you don't know on a server, and expect to maintain it, without funking it up...
If you list services needed on the server, I can see if I remember some 3rd party software.
    
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Check out the post I just made. I was on the homepage and just happened to see yours.

Ubuntu or Fedora are awesome. Try your bestest to go with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (long term release) or with Fedora. Fedora is related to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux that Dell uses. Linux is imho better than windows because it was designed for connectivity. Right now, I have the directories for our website and the at-work webserver mounted on my laptop. I have Geany open and am editing files on both.

To transfer files, I use ssh with scp and have user accounts set up. You can install ubuntu server without the desktop but then add GUI apps if you want. Then you can ssh -X into the server from home (or another computer on the office LAN) and then run a visual program and background it. That's sometimes easier and faster than all command line stuff. SSH is encrypted so is much better than FTP. I also use the SSH "server" on our server from home to act as a tunnel to remotely view windows desktops at my office.

Rather than use apache, try to set up lighttpd, which is a light weight fast web server (still has PHP) and is what YouTube used early on.

It might all sound like gibberish, but start using linux on your personal boxes and build up some google-fu and you'll know more than you realize in a hurry.

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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16859105562

HP Media Smart Home Server. I've seen these in person, the case is simply amazing.
Wow! Do you think a small GPU with HDMI output could fit in that HP? Like... I could put this behind the TV in the living room and it could serve as home NAS as well as run our TV...
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Wow! Do you think a small GPU with HDMI output could fit in that HP? Like... I could put this behind the TV in the living room and it could serve as home NAS as well as run our TV...
No. It has no expansion slots, and doesn't even have VGA out itself...
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