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February 11, 2012 7:08:02 PM

Hello,

I want to build a basic webserver to host a joomla website for my dads small business. It will be basic 5 to 7 page layout with nothing special. It won't generate a lot of traffic or anything. Can someone share with me what to build? I thought about using the intel atom platform or amd sempron. Let me know?

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February 11, 2012 7:43:11 PM

I think either would be fine for a small, lightly used web server.
I would look into an old laptop also. I'get get intel over AMD in a laptop as the old AMD ones had plenty of 'GPU killing the motherboard' issues.
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February 12, 2012 3:07:06 AM

Yea so anyone want to help with a quick super cheap build, case, power supply, mobo, etc???
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February 12, 2012 3:09:52 AM

Core i3-2100???
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February 12, 2012 4:48:15 AM

I was trying to stay a little cheaper then that. I would love to have an i3 but that's a little out of my budget.
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February 12, 2012 4:50:02 AM

Just remember to buy a motherboard without EFI.

EFI is a pain to get working under Linux.
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February 12, 2012 4:59:56 AM

Really what are the issues and how do you get it to work. I haven't heard of that yet, but I am glad you told me.
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February 12, 2012 6:05:15 AM

Yea I see. Well I will definitely steer clear. So do you think a atom or sempron will be a good processor?
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February 12, 2012 7:03:08 AM

Well I would recommend a Celeron/Pentium or Athlon. Well worth the premium, because Atoms are really slow and Semprons/Celeron (single core ed.) consume about as much power as the dual-core variant.

I would probably buy an AMD motherboard without EFI, as most Intel motherboards have EFI. Perhaps check if there is an option to not enable it. My motherboard will cause a kernel panic with EFI enabled, but I can use BIOS emulator legacy boot.
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February 12, 2012 8:15:39 AM

Stay away from gigabyte boards then
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February 12, 2012 5:10:21 PM

Yea I could prolly do one of those cpu's. Whats the cheapest you think I could spend? To do a server build?
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February 12, 2012 9:07:17 PM

Well what is your entire budget? 1U server with everything except for os are around $120-$200 they come with dual xeons 4gb of ram and a reasonable amount of hard drive space.
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February 13, 2012 12:16:18 AM

Yea I mean that's definitely in my budget. Where did you see that?
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February 13, 2012 12:29:23 AM

probably ebay
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February 13, 2012 12:40:49 AM

popatim said:
probably ebay

Nah I use weirdstuff.com it is local and they have many servers http://weirdstuff.com/
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February 13, 2012 1:28:56 AM

Now with something like that do I need a rack to mount it or can it sit freely?
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February 13, 2012 1:31:44 AM

You can have it sit freely or mount it in a server rack.
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February 13, 2012 1:33:04 AM

Keep in mind that they will be loud...
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February 13, 2012 2:45:30 AM

Really? What from the fans? Yea sorry for all the questions, I only have experience building desktops, so this is all new to me.
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February 13, 2012 3:17:59 AM

I actually have no idea why, my dad brought me to his work and in this room they have a 1u server and it is very loud and keeps the whole room very warm.
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February 13, 2012 3:27:46 AM

Yea I visited the server room at my school and it had its own ac and sounded like a dishwasher lol. But that was a huge setup
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February 13, 2012 3:48:58 AM

For a small server you could just buy a massive tower heatsink if you don't mind having it as a desktop form factor.
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February 13, 2012 4:05:29 AM

Yea that's what I was thinking. When I was originally looking I was looking at the desktop form factor
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February 13, 2012 4:26:33 AM

I think this could be the cheapest setup though, and then put a noctua heatsink on both cpu's to cool them.
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February 13, 2012 8:20:48 AM

Not even that...

I have a simple Coolermaster TX-3 ($15 when on sale) that I use to passively cool my undervolted Phenom II X3. You'll be fine.
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