Creating a server for a website at home

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Creating a server for a website at home
What equipment and software to choose for this is interested in the budget option.
I will consider two options:
1. full site
2. make at home only external storage (for file storage)
 

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The site is slowly filling up, so that the volume under storage 1-2 TB
 

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You have like a thousand options to make it possible. Your question is too broad, at least explain what you want to achieve and how much are you willing to pay.
 

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what can be implemented on this machine

http://www.toshiba.co.il/en/discontinued-products/satellite-l750-134/

1. full site

2. make at home only external memory (for storing files)

I am ashamed to talk about a budget in the amount of $ 150: D, so I think that to create a full-fledged website on an old laptop or for an external storage, buy a NAS, unless of course its resources are sufficient.
 
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Hosting a website is easy. Chevereto does not require much for the front end. You will be covered with a cheap machine and with Cloudflare's free plan no one will ever notice it's hosted on a home server.

If you are going big, like, allowing hotlinking and image hosting for people all over the world you would need some serious bandwidth - but this won't be necessary at the beginning, for the first year or two this will be just fine.

What you should think of, is setting up external storage right away, so when you are big enough you can easily migrate your external hosting to a hosting provider. Other than that, this is very general and broad, but getting started with a home server to save some $$ isn't a bad idea.

Oh and another thing, if your budget is $150 you can get two years worth of shared hosting plans, or at least one year worth for a VPS (I recommend a $10 /month Linode VPS in this case, which is running my main site at the moment)
 
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Oh and another thing, if your budget is $150 you can get two years worth of shared hosting plans, or at least one year worth for a VPS (I recommend a $10 /month Linode VPS in this case, which is running my main site at the moment)
I need at least 40
 
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Just a suggestion. Have you tried to see here?
https://www.kimsufi.com

You can rent a dedicated server with a little amount of $.
Probably if less than the $ you need to run a server in your house. (OFC if you haven't solar panel)
... umm, that's like... cheap... how?
 

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I've saw people even using 000webhost to run this. There are so many ways to make it run that is foolish to point "the best".

Depends on your budget, the load and on how much you want to save in manage the thing.

As a general rule, the less work needed on your end, the more expensive it gets.
 

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Oh, server at home is a good idea ... for cold countries ;) For example I found my old desktop with the very first i7 (8 core, triple channel), add some RAM, made RAID0 from 6 old HDDs, start debian desktop and vnc - and now "the server" uploads pics to chevereto (coz Rodolfo didn't add categories to directory structure of bulk importer and I need to decide something with json files, on weekend maybe ;) ) + produces about 300 watts of heat per hour + wakes me up at 6am (with its noise) ... Profit!

Nothing personal, I've saw "home servers" a couple of times, even I know the person who has 9(!!!) servers at home - but it is always some kind of degrade and I've never heard about successful projects on the home servers, so please, think about it again.
 

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I remembered i used Kimsufi years ago, but now i use Hetzner. Since i got great deal at Hertzner :)
 
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You mean Hetzner?
Hetzner did not allow nude/porn on their servers ... So, your server will be shut down soon.
My site isn't on their server atm, it's going to be some where else. P.S site was supposto be in maintenance mode, which i forgoten todo that. So now it is until transfer is completed.

Secondly Hetzner does not shutdown a server directly, they always tell user of server to remove it's content asap. If user won't do it then they will shut it down.
 
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