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How does one go about with getting your own server?





deanhills
I'm more curious about this, than actually starting with my own server in the immediate future, but how would one go about with getting your own server? Is it expensive? Does it take specialist IT knowledge? What kind of specifications would be needed for a server like that?

Also, what does a virtual server mean? I have looked it up in Wikipedia, but cannot understand why one would want to have a virtual server, what would you be using it for? Would people go for it because it is "cheaper" than having a dedicated server?
sheedatali
deanhills wrote:
I'm more curious about this, than actually starting with my own server in the immediate future, but how would one go about with getting your own server? Is it expensive? Does it take specialist IT knowledge? What kind of specifications would be needed for a server like that?

Also, what does a virtual server mean? I have looked it up in Wikipedia, but cannot understand why one would want to have a virtual server, what would you be using it for? Would people go for it because it is "cheaper" than having a dedicated server?


There are many type of servers you can get for variety of purposes, depending on what you want to use it for, you have to pay more or less. Server typically run services that are required to up all the time and with high reliability. You do not any special knowledge to get your own server in a managed hosting environment, they should be able to sort out every thing for you i-e (The OS you require, network, physical location of the server etc). You will be given a method to connect to it remotely, RDP for windows, and SSH for Linux, they even give you console access and remote reboot facility if you desire that. You can get most of this from many hosting companies already online. If however you choose to buy your own hardware and host it somewhere yourself then it is bit difficult but not impossible task. You have to get the hardware from a vendor (Dell/Sun/HP) etc then sort out your OS on it, finally place it on the network so it is available on the INTERNET. I do not recommend this since it is too much hassle and you would not want to own something which will be redundant in 5 years.


VPS's use Visualization technology such as Xen/KVM/VMWARE etc to offer a fully working OS. The advantage is that the provider than run multiple virtualized server on single physical server thus saving costs to them and to you by offering it cheap. The downside is that if you require a high availability high demand server, the VPS won't cut it because they can not perform at same level as physical hardware and you will be share resources with other servers running on same physical box. For starters VPS is a good option for personal websites and small blogs etc. However for large website or a service that is going to require high resources from the hardware such data storage/processing etc, you want to avoid this.

Hope this helps.
deanhills
sheedatali wrote:
Hope this helps.
This more than helped and was excellent. Thanks sheedatali. So I would imagine it would have to be someone who is professional and dead serious and perhaps a Webhost who would go for hardware, and someone who is either less serious, or does not want the hazzle or worries about cost that will go for a virtual server. The latter sounds like a good option.
jackill
It's possile, but very, very expensive if Your service would be reliable.
sheedatali
jackill wrote:
It's possile, but very, very expensive if Your service would be reliable.


Not very expensive these day in my opinion, I have multiple VPS's for which I pay 60$/year and they very reasonable have been very reliable. However I would not run a large website requiring high availability and reliability, simply because I do not trust that the data backups are in order someone will not screw it up. However there are plenty of companies who offer very reliable VPS's for 150$/year, they have multiple sites across the world with data replicated across. Really depends on what you are looking for TBH.
Diablosblizz
I used to own a server, a personal one that is. It wasn't very powerful, it just saved files for me. Manged printing and a bit more. When you speak of servers, you're probably thinking rack servers. Servers technically don't have to be powerful or anything of the kind. They don't have to be web hosts. A server is to provide service, thus in my servers case it was.
k_s_baskar
sheedatali wrote:
Not very expensive these day in my opinion, I have multiple VPS's for which I pay 60$/year and they very reasonable have been very reliable.


Shall you please share us where do u get Reliable VPS for $60/year? If possible please tell us the server configuration, control panel details, managed or unmanaged?, OS avail etc.,

Thanks in advance.
Smile
sheedatali
The ones I have are using OpenVZ and give a control panel with which you can do pretty much everything, you obviously have SSH/Console access to do what ever you want with the OS installed. They also give you the option to install OS image of your choice (most linux distros) and you get 10Mbps connection with 100GB traffic i think (may be more) and 10GB disk space. That is the cheapest package, but of course you can get more by paying more. I have been using them for a number of years, and some friends of mine also use them and we have not had any issues with them. The support is pretty good too, I had to ask for a custom linux distribution and they sorted that out for me too. Pasting a link below which includes my referral ID, you can either click on it to get their website or just google for NYC NOC and you will find them.


http://thenynocportal.com/aff.php?aff=161
Marcuzzo
Diablosblizz wrote:
I used to own a server, a personal one that is. It wasn't very powerful, it just saved files for me. Manged printing and a bit more. When you speak of servers, you're probably thinking rack servers. Servers technically don't have to be powerful or anything of the kind. They don't have to be web hosts. A server is to provide service, thus in my servers case it was.


I have got a simple lan-server too,
my server is a P3, 256Mib rag and a a hd of only 50Gig.
I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on it. + CUPS and Apache with PHP5
it serves as a file/print server, hosts my "intranet" which has my homepage and thats about it.
Stay_Classy
My cousin would be great for this sort of thing. He has 5 computers in his house, three of which he built himself. Basically, if you want a good, cheap server, buy about 2GB of RAM, a large hard drive (1.5TB should do it) and all the other parts of a computer.

I don't know, however, if you need to pay for special internet.
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