I have a few questions about server hardware and building one. I don't know if this is the right forum, but oh well sorry if it isn't.
Say I wanted to have a server in my house contected to the internet through my home network. This computer is connected by CAT5 and the software is installed. Would the router be able to handle the load?
If the current computer I use to use won't work I was planning on building one, but what RAM and Hard Disk is good to have in it and what is an average for Co-Location then for I don't want four computers in my house with no room? (Sorry that doesn't go here, but I ask anyways)
Also can a wireless computer connected to a router be a server? because I don't remember if they have an IP.
if you are planning running a webhosting or such business from home.. then you better get a business level plan.. Why? because residental plans generally have a terrible upstream. Also there is no QOS agreement.. meaning service can go down at anytime and they can take all day to get it backup.
As for wireless.. everything connected to the internet has an IP.
For a system..it all depends what you are planning to run on this system. My personal webserver is a p2 300 with like 192 megs of ram and its more then enough power to serve up my personal website and a few of my friends
If I did do web hosting it would cost me $25 extra a month so I have to make sure that I have enough each money to at least pay that. The computer I have now is an Athlon and I prefer them. Hard Disk is only 80 gig, but I can always get more. Ram is 512. I am not sure if I want to open my computer to the bad half of a server, but I have been debating on it for a long time trying to get a server up. I had one up, but then all of a sudden Apache and stuff didn't work so I gave up.