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Old 05-17-2006, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone recommend a software that does file server? and how about a mail server? I am also looking for a nice server machine? sorry for all the noob or dumb questions, i am really just need feedback from you pros so I can narrow down. Thank for anyone who posts.
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you mean free web hosting?

You could use Gmail as e-mail service, you have to be referred though, but you get 2.7GB email space, more than what you need. As comparison, Hotmail only gives you 0.2 GB.


As for free web server's, you can get lots, just check out Google directory:
http://directory.google.com/Top/Comp.../Hosting/Free/


As for a server machine, just check out Ebay, and look for a nice, cheap machine. A Pentium 2/3 computer will do, i've heard the Compaq IPAQ is a nice web server.

For example, this would be a nice web server, and its free ($0.01 off ebay)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Optiplex-G1...QQcmdZViewItem
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Hey thanks for the gmail idea, however i have a gmail acccount already, What i am looking for is a hardware or a tower that can handle a mail server and a file server, its for a school project and i need an idea of some software or atleast a rack server that can support a lot of memory and hard drive space of over 150gb. any ideas?
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Your best bet is to use your current system, and buy a seperate 160GB Hard drive. You would install Linux on that 160GB hard drive, and have about 150GB left for webspace. Linux is the best OS for web servers.
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