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anzenketh

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Hi all thinking of building a server would like your comments in regards to it. Am I overlooking some possible computability issues.
First off the fact that it is a 1U is mandatory. Reason being is a found a place that can host my server for 30Bucks a month. Even then the less rackspace the better.

This will be put into a commercial data center cabinet. So I should not have to worry too much about heat hopefully they already have taken care of that issue.

My main concern is would the CPU fan and heat sink fit the 1U hight limitations. Comments please.

Without further adieu here is my first server wish list.

https://secure.neweg...istTitle=Server
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It appears that those specs should all work together. The only thing I suggest is that you use 2 gig of ram instead of 1 gig. Can I ask what you are building a server for, then hosting it at another location? Also, who did you find to host your server at?
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Ya I was thinking that I might upgrade to 2 GB later. I am tight on money so I think I might keep it to 1 for now. This is going to be a webserver running cpanel. I wish I could find a case that would allow hot swap hdd that is still in the 200 - price range. I might hit Ebay for that. The place I found to colo is Tier Four.
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why dont you run the server off of your own net connection. if your net is fast enough, and you have enough bandwidth, then you should be able to. i am running my website off of my own server using only old pc parts peaced together, plus windows server 2003. i am also using dns4me.com, along with active-domain.com. i use the latter to register the domain name, and i forward the dns servers to the former which sends the incoming http and ftp requests to my server at my place. i am also using ftp serv-u for ftp management. my website is www.mikewohlrab.com my ftp server is ftp://mikewohlrab.com. just incase you want to look at them. the domain name registration runs 9.95 per year for registration, and the dns4me forwarding runs 29.95 per year.

for the dns you need to have software on the server, which is a free download, but the forwarding cost 30 per year.
if you want a ftp server to share files, just like the link to my ftp server, then you have a few option. here is a list of the different ftp serv-u versions: http://www.serv-u.com/versions.asp.

if you have any questions, i can clarify it for you.
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Reason is because I do not have the redundancy I want at my apartment. In addition to that it is in violation of the the TOU for me to host websites with my ISP.

I know full well I could use old parts. But I am also not doing this for other reasons.
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