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Can this computer run gameservers or do webhosting?

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April 26, 2012 7:53:57 PM

amd 64 x2 6000+
4GB ram
500GB HD.
April 26, 2012 7:57:45 PM

It should work just fine, just don't expect miracles out of it.
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April 26, 2012 8:04:52 PM

That would make a sweet webserver... if you put in a decent video card it will play games. As said above, don't expect miracles out of it.
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April 26, 2012 8:07:02 PM

can you explain more? I have never ran a server before.

That current set up is my gaming computer it has a GTS 250. But I figure a video card is irrelevant for servers.

When I get a new computer I figure I need to do something with this computer.
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April 26, 2012 8:10:45 PM

Put ubuntu on it and install apache mysql and php, and wolah you have a webserver. As to what you want to do with the webserver that's up to you :) 

Yes the video card won't be doing anything for a webserver.
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April 26, 2012 8:26:23 PM

Although if it has no video card, your going to need it, at least until you install everything.

If your running a strict gaming server, you could even run Windows with the game server console.
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April 26, 2012 9:03:42 PM

It does have a video card. GTS 250, this is my current computer I am posting from.

I want to use it for something when I buy my new computer.

I have never ran a server computer before.

So what's the difference of using an operating system like Unbuntu or Windows 2003 Server vs just using Windows 7?
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April 26, 2012 9:06:09 PM

2003 server and windows 7 costs money. It depends on what you want to do with a server.
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April 26, 2012 9:10:44 PM

Gameserers or webhosting. I have ran servers off another computer before. But they don't compare to something hosted by a proper company. So how do I do something like that? Mine was mainly for people at a LAN.

I have also never done my own webhosting before, but it interests me.
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April 26, 2012 10:36:49 PM

You have to buy a domain first to host a website, then you have to either get a static IP or setup Dynamic DNS, establish the web server, create a DMZ for the server, configure DNS, setup FTP, and set user access rights. Then you have to find clients if you want it for commercial use. If it's for commercial you will want redundant hardware, a business class line, and incorporate a business to simplify taxes.

Many games you cannot host anymore (Battlefield comes to mind).
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April 26, 2012 11:12:33 PM

sk1939 said:
You have to buy a domain first to host a website, then you have to either get a static IP or setup Dynamic DNS, establish the web server, create a DMZ for the server, configure DNS, setup FTP, and set user access rights. Then you have to find clients if you want it for commercial use. If it's for commercial you will want redundant hardware, a business class line, and incorporate a business to simplify taxes.

Many games you cannot host anymore (Battlefield comes to mind).



Common... this is clearly not for business use. I'm sick of people on here spewing all this rubbish when all they want is just a home server to host a few games at a lan and host a DIY website. He doesn't need to configure DNS or FTP, buy a domain or get a static ip address.
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April 26, 2012 11:19:21 PM

You need a domain to host a website, it's that simple, especially if he wants it reachable from the internet. Plus, if I'm reading what the OP is asking correctly, he wants to host a PUBLIC game server, not a LAN server.
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April 26, 2012 11:29:50 PM

sk1939 said:
You need a domain to host a website, it's that simple, especially if he wants it reachable from the internet. Plus, if I'm reading what the OP is asking correctly, he wants to host a PUBLIC game server, not a LAN server.



Rubbish you don't need a domain to host a website. OP hasn't really said anything about what he wants to host for all we know he just wants to do this for learning purposes
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April 27, 2012 3:42:14 AM

aaab said:
Rubbish you don't need a domain to host a website. OP hasn't really said anything about what he wants to host for all we know he just wants to do this for learning purposes


You don't NEED a domain, but otherwise you have to know the ever changing IP address. OP really need to chime in on what exactly he wants to do.
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April 27, 2012 5:02:55 AM

hey sorry guys I am about to go to bed so I will check on this tomorrow.

I basically want you to tell me what this computer can handle.

I want to run an online server. Is that possible, or will be just lag? As I said I have ran a LAN DEDICATED server from home. That's no problem, no one lags on LAN.

What about webhosting? I have never hosted a website from my house. How does this work?

Thanks you guys I will chat with you tomorrow :) 
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April 27, 2012 5:10:27 AM

It can handle being either quite comfortably.

What games are you looking to host? How much it lags depends on your internet connection first, and your computer second.

Webhosting is more challenging. Are you looking to host a private website, or possibly provide a service to customers?

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April 27, 2012 5:13:32 AM

Games like Counter-Strike 1.6 or Counter-Strike Source. Not many new games interest me, no Battlefield or anything I don't even own it.

I would love to host my own website since I use to have one. But providing sites for friends would be even better! I don't think my ISP would tolerate me charging, but I would love to give friends webspace.

talk to you tomorrow.
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April 29, 2012 7:27:11 PM

so any tips? Never done this before.
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April 29, 2012 7:54:23 PM

Web hosting is not something that I advise beginners to do, because if done wrong it can open you up to all kinds of liability. As for the steps to do so, you need the things I mentioned above.

As far as hosting a CS:Source server, all you need to do is launch the dedicated server and configure the settings (map rotation, etc.).
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April 29, 2012 9:49:02 PM

but is there any difference of using a server operating system like Windows 2003 or a version of Linux?

Why do you specifically use a server OS?
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April 29, 2012 11:06:48 PM

You don't want to use linux for hosting a CS server. You will find it hard to get it working. You won't notice much difference using windows 2003 if your just hosting game servers. Generally it's a more stable OS I don't really want to get into why they are different. As for just game hosting it's not important.
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