Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

274 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 80147 27-Mar-2011 18:24
Send private message

Ok so I have a MSI Neo8 mobo with a 2.2GHz AMD 64bit cpu.
Hard drivers: (each drive is a 1TB) 2 sets of 2 in raid 1.

What I want to do is:

Web server and email (we have 5 site all that are play sites)
i also want to store back ups and media for our windows media center.


We have at this point:

1 MacBook Pro
1 Acer Laptop (XP Pro for OS)
1 WMC PC (our main TV) (Windows 7)

ADSL modem to GIG Lan to wireless N.

So I started thinking windows home server but con't find any thing to say it can do email and web, then I started to think about ubuntu and fedora but whats the best out there now?

Create new topic
384 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 452531 27-Mar-2011 19:51
Send private message

Whats best is a matter of opinion, for Linux - Fedora, Centos would be a good place to start. I run Ubuntu Server with Lamp, a one stop shop for php, mysql and apache. There are plenty of guides out there for installing a mail server, it can be tricky so some patience on the command line is essential for your dovecot (mail server) install. For your backups you can install a Proftpd ftp server. Lastly I would install Webmin to control it all, cron jobs etc. And best of all, its all free ;)

Support a locally made Linux based Operating System, try Linux Lite.
Download Linux Lite

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01

NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00

New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33

IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07

Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42

MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40

NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15

Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08

Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19

Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48

CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42

Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.