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brianjw

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Buying a server. Cheap?
« on: February 03, 2007, 02:06:28 PM »
hey everybody! I am thinking about buying a server at the cheapest price possible where it still works, lol :2funny:.

Does anyone have links to ebay with ppl who are selling used/new either servers like
Small Business Server 2003?
Does anyone have links to other websites with ppl who are selling used/new servers?

Thanks for ur responses.
Brianjw ;)

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2007, 02:11:28 PM »
did you know you can set up your own server, on almost (well almost) any pc, for free! take a look at rays site for instance, he has set up his own there, with little or no cost :)
Please don't PM me for support without an invitation.


brianjw

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2007, 02:30:38 PM »
did you know you can set up your own server, on almost (well almost) any pc, for free! take a look at rays site for instance, he has set up his own there, with little or no cost :)
The point is I want to be able to sell web hosting with the server as well ;)
And where can I get a free server? ???

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2007, 02:39:10 PM »
well now your looking into heavy ground here, look at the pro and cons, can you support your members, can you help them if they need help? also if something goes wrong can you fix it!
you can look into reseller hosting, a lot of the top hosting company's will do that for you. do a google  see what comes up :)
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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2007, 02:45:16 PM »
did you know you can set up your own server, on almost (well almost) any pc, for free! take a look at rays site for instance, he has set up his own there, with little or no cost :)
The point is I want to be able to sell web hosting with the server as well ;)
And where can I get a free server? ???

bying a server is the smallest part to provide hosting. you need also a powerful server virtualisation like hscomplete or similar.
you need admintools for your clients like plesk, confixx or cpanel.

mediman

brianjw

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2007, 03:10:20 PM »
ya :-\ stick with the reseller

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2007, 01:35:05 AM »
I just checked the license for Direct Admin control Panel.  $300.00 for a lifetime license.  Not bad.

BTW.  I know a guy that has a room full of Dell servers.
He is hard to catch up with, but I will try and see what models he has.  Peace

binkles

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007, 01:54:18 AM »
hey everybody! I am thinking about buying a server at the cheapest price possible where it still works, lol :2funny:.

Does anyone have links to ebay with ppl who are selling used/new either servers like
Small Business Server 2003?

Does anyone have links to other websites with ppl who are selling used/new servers?

Thanks for ur responses.
Brianjw ;)

Are you asking about hardware and software?
An old PIII 1gig will be ok to run CentOs

brianjw

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 05:27:26 AM »
I just want to host my own website on my server so i dont have to pay monthly/yearly ;)

binkles

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2007, 05:50:42 AM »
I just want to host my own website on my server so i dont have to pay monthly/yearly ;)

Oh, well buy an old corporate desktop and install a linux server OS on it, CentOS is a popular.
You will have to have a pretty fast upload speed, what are your transfer speeds?

brianjw

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2007, 07:44:48 AM »
I just want to host my own website on my server so i dont have to pay monthly/yearly ;)
Oh, well buy an old corporate desktop and install a linux server OS on it, CentOS is a popular.
You will have to have a pretty fast upload speed, what are your transfer speeds?
:D What is the price on this?
I have no clue what my transfer speeds are :o lol

binkles

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2007, 08:16:28 AM »
Price on what, hardware or software?

Software is free, hardware depends on where you live. Ebay is a good starting point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS

http://listings.ebay.co.uk/_Desktop_PC's_1gig+

brianjw

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2007, 08:29:44 AM »
WHAT IS THE PRICE ON THIS ;)
Oh, well buy an old corporate desktop and install a linux server OS on it, CentOS is a popular.
You will have to have a pretty fast upload speed, what are your transfer speeds?

Brianjw

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Re: Buying a server. Cheap?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2007, 08:40:39 AM »
yup...those transfer sppeds is what is going to determine the pass/fail on hosting other peoples domains...If they have to wait all day.  you will lose your accounts.  Virtual  Servers work well, but support is an issue for sure.  you can buy support.  Like I said above.  Direct Admin is a popular and well put together Program. Just google.