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I was wanting to build a good web hosting/ file server, any sugestions on hardware?? I was thinking of using the antec 1200 because its a god send, lol, but im unsure in the mobo and etc, i will more than likely run raid on some of the drivers, so...... what you guys sugest!!!
 

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antec 1200, for a server? thinking a server case, small and compact...

can't help though, no clue on how to build them, just fix the dumb things in Net Admin class.
 

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antec 1200, for a server? thinking a server case, small and compact...

can't help though, no clue on how to build them, just fix the dumb things in Net Admin class.

uh, anyone else???


yes, antec 1200 as a server case.
 

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You prefer AMD or Intel?

EDIT: Also, are you on a bugit, and if so what is it?
 

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You prefer AMD or Intel?

EDIT: Also, are you on a bugit, and if so what is it?
im sorry, that is someting i forgot, yes i would like to use intel, and a budget around 2500, something i can get for awhile, like using tb hard drives and some raid and some not, so where i can get alot out of it and not worry about upgrading for awhile..
 

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For $2500, you can get a Dual Socket 771 and run two instances of an OS, and put out a lot of power.
 

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For $2500, you can get a Dual Socket 771 and run two instances of an OS, and put out a lot of power.
ok im sorry, let me startover.

im looking to build a web server, im learning how to web design and i feel i would profit more hosting my own web pages instead of paying someone else. What im looking to do is run an antec 1200 case, i have the cd/dvd burner in mind, im looking to see what intel motherboards and raid cards you guys sugest, also, if i do plan on running raid, is it better to run it through the card or what. Each hdd i want to be is a tb, y, because to me, more space, the better, lol. Also, since im looking to run the antec 1200, what power supplys do you guys sugest. I will be running windows server 2003. Also, what CPU is the best, and if it offers duals cpus, and i get one high end cpu, do i really need to get another, from my research ive been told that the second cpu can only run the 50%. so... anyone can help???
 

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Dude you need to be patient, its only been a few hours, I have a thread or two here that has not been replied to too in weeks...the general rule here is to bump once ever 24 hrs I believe...

It sounds to me like you are wanting two different things, a web server, and a storage server. I can't fathom why you would want several TB's of space for a web server. I host a ton of clients rather large sites and even with backup 500GB is plenty.

A server is just a computer, just like anything else you would build, so don't get all worried its gonna be hard or anything.

Heres what I recommend, save your cash on your jumbo machine, get a hosting account on the web (few bucks a month). I can't figure out of you mean you want to host clients or you just want something to test on. If you want to host clients, you definitely need to rent a VPS or something, if you just want something to test with and run a personal site, do it on a machine in your house...Heck you don't need a special machine to run that, you can run a web server (apache) off of your desktop, either with something like xammp or one in a VM.

You probobly dont want to run a storage server (with sensative data on it) and an active web server on the same machine for security reasons.

If you just want a machine to be a web server, you can pick up a cheap single core and that will be just fine. Unless you have a ton of concurrent connections really taxing your server that will be suitable...My local web server on my home network is a single core celeron and it hosts some personal stuff just fine.

I asked a long time ago what a good storage server build would be, still have not gotten an answer, read the last page of this thread for my thoughts, for what it is worth:

http://www.overclock.net/servers/353...m-build-6.html

But heres the thing, I don't have experience building a server like that, so I am not going to spout off and tell you to build this crazy machine with these parts I have seen on the web.

Sorry I could not help further....
 

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i thank you for your help, that is all i was looking for, my bad in affending you and making you so upset
 

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Web hosting with 500 Gb storage and 1tb bandwith a month for ~6$ a month. No real need build something like that for that. 2500 at 6$ a month will last me 34 years =) Not to mention the reliability of a company that specializes in it. Places like go daddy wont have a power outage at their house...
 

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I was wanting to build a good web hosting/ file server, any sugestions on hardware?? I was thinking of using the antec 1200 because its a god send, lol, but im unsure in the mobo and etc, i will more than likely run raid on some of the drivers, so...... what you guys sugest!!!

Production servers aren't cheap, and you're talking different hardware than desktop machines, from the PSU to everything from remote boot hardware onwards; SAS and more. Such servers still use SCSI 15k drives, too. You also will be looking at cases based on height, not style (like U1/2/3/4) [which aren't meant for cooling like desktop rigs, either. Thus, you don't see much of any fans, as they're designed to put in cooler racks at the datacenter]).

In other words, out of the price range for anyone but colo types and actual web hosts.

If it's a desktop server, they're built not much different from desktops, and in everyway a desktop computer, but more scalable (maybe hot swap racks; on-the-fly fan replacement, etc.).
 
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