Server for Small Office

Server for Small Office

Let s look at your risk evaluation and need for a server in this light: What would happen if you came in one day and your server PC has had a power supply failure? Perhaps a power surge not only took out the power supply but also the motherboard? What do you do? How long is your office basically closed until replacement hardware can be set up, installed, and data transferred? What kind of data loss may you be looking at, and can your business easily recreate that data if it …

Basics of Server

Basics of Server

Hardware requirements for servers differ depending on their application. To a greater extent than home computers, there is no one best configuration. The CPU speed of a server is usually not as important a concern as throughput. Throughput is defined as the amount of data that can be processed by a computer. Although the CPU is a big contributor to throughput, other aspects such as RAM speed and size, BUS speed, and hard drive read/write speeds contribute significantly to throughput …

Small Servers

Small Servers

1 Baseline configuration: 1-Node, 1 x Intel® Core™ i5-0S processor with 4 GB (2 x 2 GB 1Rx8 PC3-12800U-11) total memory on Microsoft Windows* 7 Enterprise, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 using C/C++: Version 13.1.1.171 of Intel C++ Studio XE, for Windows*, Libraries: Version 9.01 of Microsoft, Visual Studio* 2010 Professional SP1. Data Source:, Benchmark: SPECint*_rate_base2006, Score: 131 Higher is better, New configuration: Intel® Xeon® E3-1280 v6, ESTIMATED SPECint_rate_base2006 …

Server Class Machine

Server Class Machine

Starting with J2SE 5.0, when an application starts up, the launcher can attempt to detect whether the application is running on a server-class machine and, if so, use the Java HotSpot Server Virtual Machine ( server VM ) instead of the Java HotSpot Client Virtual Machine ( client VM ). The aim is to improve performance even if no one configures the VM to reflect the application it s running. In general, the server VM starts up more slowly than the client VM, but over time runs …

Recommended Server Specs

Recommended Server Specs

Firefly should run fine on most reasonably modern servers, however, some schools have asked us for a list of recommended specifications when installing Firefly to a fresh server. Every configuration is different, however we recommend the following as a guideline to ensure optimal performance. Hardware requirements Hard disk: We suggest a minimum of 500Gb of hard disk space to begin with, as well as planned options for easily expanding this later if necessary. Whilst the basic …

Computer Server for Home Use

Computer Server for Home Use

Sure, you could just connect a PC to your TV, but these provide convenient interfaces across all your devices. That means apps for TV streaming boxes, smartphones, tablets, and web-based interfaces for everything else. They even work over the Internet. Bring Your Own Media There are some good free software packages for this, but you’ll need to bring your own media. If you have a large collection of local video and music files — perhaps videos ripped from DVDs and music ripped …

Which Server?

Which Server?

There are many reasons why purchasing a FlashRouter with Open Source Firmware is a smart choice. One is that the firmware that comes with store-bought routers is often corrupted, resulting in frequent issues with factory-installed backdoors and bugs. It seems like every week there’s yet another new story about the failure or malfunction of default router firmware. However, these bugs are not present in routers with Open Source firmware. Another benefit of using Open Source firmware …

Small Office Server Solutions

Small Office Server Solutions

Imagine you run a small business with infrastructure that is close to 100% reliant on this thing called Small Business Server. You have had it for years. The reliable box in the corner, humming away…Doing exactly what you need it to do. While Small Business Server may have met the needs of many small businesses in the past, the last version was released back in 2010. In the six years since then, rapidly embraced cloud solutions such as Office 365 have started offering additional …

Windows Server Machine

Windows Server Machine

Linux operating systems running on generation 2 virtual machines can now boot with the Secure Boot option enabled. Ubuntu 14.04 and later, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 and later, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 and later, and CentOS 7.0 and later are enabled for Secure Boot on hosts that run Windows Server 2016. Before you boot the virtual machine for the first time, you must configure the virtual machine to use the Microsoft UEFI Certificate Authority. You can do this from Hyper-V …

Best Server Configuration for Database Server

Best Server Configuration for Database Server

We recommend that you determine the total size of the data files and transaction log files that are required for the tempdb database, and that you set a specific value. Do not use automatic growth, or autogrow, setting for space management. Instead, use autogrow as a safety mechanism, so that tempdb can grow if tempdb files use the space that was originally allocated to them. Follow this process to determine the number and placement of data files. Determine the number of processors …

Server Class Computer

Server Class Computer

Customizable, Application-Ready Systems Fill Market Void by Ensuring System Longevity of Five Years or More Corvalent, a leading manufacturer of long-life industrial motherboards, single board computers and embedded controllers, today announced its new CorServer 2600 server-class product family, bringing Intel® Xeon® performance to the industrial channel. Filling a market void faced by industrial OEMs and application developers, CorServer products uniquely offer Xeon® performance …

Server Rack Components

Server Rack Components

Provide an enclosed environment for your networking equipment Secure your rackmount equipment, routers, CPUs & more Free up floor space & provide network security & accessibility Provide power to your network components, directly in the rack Grommets, routing blanks, lacer bars & much more Screws, cage nuts, grounding equipment & rack mount lights Organize your network peripherals & securely maximize your space Give racks a clean …

Linux Rack Server

Linux Rack Server

This article provides steps for connecting to a cloud server from a computer running Linux or Mac OS X by using SSH. It also discusses generating an SSH key and adding a public key to the server. Introduction Secure Shell (SSH) is a protocol through which you can access your cloud server and run shell commands. You can use SSH keys to identify trusted computers without the need for passwords, and to interact with your servers. SSH is encrypted with SSL, which makes it difficult …

My First Server

My First Server

Server security doesn’t need to be complicated. My security philosophy is simple: adopt principles that will protect you from the most frequent attack vectors, while keeping administration efficient enough that you won’t develop “security cruft”. If you use your first 5 minutes on a server wisely, I believe you can do that. Any seasoned sysadmin can tell you that as you grow and add more servers & developers, user administration inevitably becomes a burden. Maintaining …