Build Your Own Server

With the advent of new technologies these days, households are not only starting to have 1 PC, but 2 or more PCs, with a high speed Ethernet internet connection, such as Cable or xDSL. With 2 or more PCs, it’s very convenient to network them, and after spending money on 2 PCs, you probably don’t’ have much left for a huge network, let alone a server. But, with this guide, you can probably create a network server for under $750.

With this server, you will be able to share your high speed connection, (For the sake of my sanity, from now on, I will call it cable connection, or cable modem.) Run a Quake Server for LAN Games, and turn your server into a web/internet/ftp server using mostly free/cheap utilities.

First things first, you’ll need to get some components.

28 responses to Build Your Own Server

  1. Billy January 21st, 2009 at 3:31 am

    Hi, Am Billy my company is into Content service provisioning with GSM operators via shortcodes over SMPP. I do an average of 15 sms/second (Inbound and Outbound). I need a new server and have been advised by a technician to get an “Intel Xeon 3000, 3Ghz Quad-core Processor, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD (SATA). QUESTION: Do you think this will work well considering my volume? If no, what will be your recommendation? I will need you to do me a Proforma Invoice in US Dollars as well as your Wire transfer details. Kindly incude “Casing, DVD Writter, Network card, Windows XP Pro SP2 or above (Lisenced), Workmanship cost as well as shipment cost to the address Below

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  2. panchude January 25th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    yes i agree and i wont the silab server please i am very pleased with your deal and i accept thank you reply if you need

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  3. Frank January 30th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Hi David Risley
    My name is Frank, i,m building a Social networking website and some people have advised me about the cost with bandwidth, so i,m looking forward to learn more about building my own Server!
    Could you email me more Information on how to get it done an Price if possible?
    Thanks again:
    Frank

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  4. thegeek June 3rd, 2009 at 7:08 am

    well there is a much better computer that you can get made from apple depending on how much you are willing to spend on this computer. It is the Mac pro. It has eight cores. Up to 32 GBs of ram and a 4 TB harddrive, but the best investment to make is on digitalstormonline.com. With 12 GBs of ram and up to 24 TB of hard drive space Oh and don’t forget an Intel i7 four core processor running at (after overclocking) anywhere from 4Ghz to 4.4Ghz and up to 6GBs of video ram. It is just amazing check it out

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    • Yamis June 21st, 2009 at 11:12 pm

      never buy a mac unless you want it for the OS. Their computers are overpriced so much. for 3200$ (starting cost of mac pro) i could build a 4 processor total of 16 cores 3ghz 667$, 500$ for the motherboard, 100$ for the power supply, 100$ for case, 64 gigs of ddr800 ram for 1360$, didnt leave me much for harddrives so 6TB 7200RPM of harddrive space.
      btw if its for just about anything outside of rendering quadcore is pretty useless and an i7 can cost something like 300$ to 1,200$ my 60$ processor overclocked to 4.2ghz dualcore can beat it in just about anything.

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  5. Jake Bob June 24th, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I created a server that contained 6 hard drives. Made out of an asus terminator motherboard. works fine with Ubuntu server edition. Ubuntu is installed on a 16 GB flash drive. I’m 12, yet i love computers. the only drawback to my server is that its kinda slow, but i only had to spend 200 dollars on hard drives and RAM.

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  6. Al July 26th, 2009 at 3:21 am

    You can buy a fully-configured quad-core server for $449 at Dell.

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    • Vijendra Gupta November 28th, 2009 at 5:47 am

      Dear sir,

      I’m interested to establish a server for my company. Please get me in touch.

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  7. Vijendra Gupta November 28th, 2009 at 5:45 am

    I’m launching a company for what i want to establish a server, i need someone who can direct me, how to do it.

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  8. Sam Merzoug December 8th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    I am currently building a website, and i would like to acquire my own server.

    Please contact me!! i need your help.

    Thank you.

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    • shakir January 10th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      hey sam i am interested in you : i think that i can help you and i belive that you will also help me : but first tell me that from which country you belong i am from pakistan (karachi)

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  9. AJAYI EMMANUEL OLUFEMI December 15th, 2009 at 3:29 am

    am Femi am working with British American Tobacco company as an IT support,I will love to learn and build a network server for myself.

    Thanks.

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  10. John December 21st, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I want help making a server that i can use to make my own website on and ftp server

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  11. dayo January 2nd, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I need help building a good website for sms sending!
    Happy new year…peeps!

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  12. shakir January 10th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    hi friends just tell me the way to build my own server or text me any web site for this thanks

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  13. Jordan January 11th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    what OS would be the best

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  14. Robert January 17th, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Hi, I am too planning for a server. I need the HD support of 500 GB. What would be the prefered machines.. Kindly reply me.

    Thank you.

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  15. Steve January 31st, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Hi friends, am interested in building a server, for my website hosting company. Please i will like as many of you as you can, to help direct me on what to buy, and what i can get free. I will like to have a server that will be used to host other websites. Thank you.

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  16. Gary February 9th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I would like to know more about building my own server. I would like to do this to be cost effective. I have just recently switch to Mac’s although I do have a PC or 2 hanging around…..

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  17. danny February 16th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    hi was thinking of building my own server as the one i have allways seem to crash when there are 200 or more traffic on it having my own will this help and can any one out there explain whats the best route to go for me

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  18. SAMIR KUNDU April 22nd, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Hello
    Can you help me with following points please: —
    I wish to setup a Voice over Internet Telephony (VoIP). My intention is to use Open source Softswitch.
    What’s the difference between Wev & Bandwith.
    I have very little technical knowledge. Therefore, I wish to buy all the parts new and put them together to build a good quality server. I have many more question to ask you, I shall discuss them with you, when contact me.
    If you can help please let me know your cost.
    Thank you
    Regards
    Samir

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  19. pralatt April 23rd, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Hi I’m interest to make my own website too. but I have a lot PC many spec over here. How can I mix it done to be a server? I need your help full with my Idea.Can any one Help me pleased!
    send to me your server stye-need part and spec

    [email protected]

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  20. Ravi Prasad May 8th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    i want to launch public web server please contact me..

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  21. Akash May 30th, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Hello! Dear Viewers,
    I am AAA. Student of Grade 10. I know HTML and Little PHP. I think i can develop a small social website for my friends and family. That is why i need a server. I stuck in some questions,
    Q#1. If i buy a server then can i choose my own domain name. Without any web registrar.

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    • Joanice July 14th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

      You can choose your own domain name, but without a registrar to license the name for you, it would not propogate throughout the internet with your IP Address. You could get all of your friends and family to update their host files on their own systems, but that would be difficult to say the least. Domain names are about $8 a year now, so you should just get a domain name and generally it would come with hosting space for free so, you would not need to build your own server and deal with the headache of administration, unless you know how to administer a server, setup PHP, Apache or IIS and DNS. For a small site like this, any economy type hosting plan should be fine. Now if it's facebook size… then you may have to consider moving it up.

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  22. Coreysimmons94 July 23rd, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    hi i was thinking about making an mmorpg but idk how to make a server

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  23. SandraOsorio October 27th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I am new in the IT industry and need to install SQL server, and also sharepoint. I managed to install SQL into my personal laptop but it is very slow now. I believe I may have to have a server in order to install sharepoint and other applications in order to practice few of my IT skills. I would also like to connect my personal laptop with this server. How can I start building a server? I’d like to build it myself since I think is going to be cheaper and haven’t got much money. What are the minimun requirements that I need to build this server. I’d like to get information with regard to motherboards, CPU, RAM, HardDrives, optical drives, etc. Every reply is going to be a supply. So many thanks for the imputs! Sandra

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  24. murari November 7th, 2010 at 8:00 am

    i want own server please contect me

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