I lease a massive server that I am underutilizing. I'd like to use up to 8TB/month of transfer and 500GB of disk space to make the world a better place. I am already seeding Ubuntu distros, Project Gutenberg, and Pearl Jam shows, and I'm looking for more ideas.
posted by quarantine
on Jan 6, 2013 -
Server Admins - Imagine you know nothing about servers, now imagine you've been put in charge of fixing a firewall and some servers that were setup about a year ago. Where do you start? [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot
on Jun 29, 2011 -
I have searched the web, the AskMe mind, and asked a couple of local LTSP experts about a good, printed resource that will take me step by step through setting up an Ubuntu server and eight to ten clients. I know where to find most if not all the install info online, which is where most experts have pointed me, but my mind works better if can can see it in a book. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba
on Feb 3, 2011 -
What are you guys / gals paying for server colo (a full or 1/2 rack) around the country (USA)? [more inside]
posted by cowmix
on Jul 1, 2010 -
Toronto: I'm giving a large party and want to hire one or two servers for the evening to help with prep and serving. Are there any companies/individuals you would highly recommend?
posted by uans
on Oct 7, 2009 -
Is it possible to host a commenting system on Amazon's S3 servers? I know most people use it for file storage and access, but would hosting a web service on their servers be possible?
posted by bjork24
on Sep 24, 2009 -
Where can I find estimates of server operating system market shares? To be concrete, I'd like to know what percentage of web servers, either by absolute numbers or popularity, use Linux, Windows, etc.
posted by espertus
on Sep 6, 2009 -
I'm trying to figure out my options for setting up a small digital media lab for a new non-profit, but I have no idea how to set a minimum level of server specs! How much CPU and RAM do I really need? What determines this?
The server will be used to administer local user accounts, and store files (including large media files). We may also end up using it to host our website and mail, if it makes sense (unlikely). All the main client computers will be macs, so I assume I should make life easier and just get an XServe. But I'm open to other suggestions.
See below for some prices and models for various XServe's I'm trying to choose between. How low can I go? How much CPU/RAM do I need?
Let me know if you need more information... [more inside]
posted by yuletide
on Aug 20, 2009 -
We've had 4 high-end dedicated servers with a hosting company for almost 2 years. Since then, technology has marched on and the servers they are offering new customers are much higher spec than ours - for the same price. Is it reasonable to expect them to upgrade our servers for free to bring them into line with their current offerings?
posted by Dag Maggot
on Apr 7, 2009 -
: I've seen a lot of similar "SCIENCE!" tricks done at the bar. In fact, I've known some bartenders who collected them and mastered them in order to perform for customers and thereby increase their tips and build their crowd. One of the most wonderful nights I ever had working was when a group of Navy engineers... [more inside]
posted by Pants!
on Mar 9, 2009 -
I work in a very small office, less than 10 people, that is mac based doing primarily Final Cut Pro editing. I know a lot about the mac but not much about putting a server together. Here are our needs: [more inside]
posted by captainscared
on Jan 5, 2009 -
The server room at work has two air-conditioner units for controlling the atmosphere in the place. There's a key on the door, and only five of us can enter. About an hour ago, while changing backup tapes, I got a whiff of the smell of baked potatoes. Now the smell of baked (or boiled?) potatoes is really strong. What the hell's going on? [more inside]
posted by Mozai
on Oct 3, 2008 -
How would you estimate the number of web servers that a country uses? According to Gartner and IDC, about 8-9 million servers are shipped in a year (2007) -- but how does that break down by country? [more inside]
posted by mhh5
on Jul 16, 2008 -
I recently got a new web host that I'm going to use for backup and I'm looking for a free AJAX web interface / CMS to manipulate files online. See inside... [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Jul 1, 2008 -
Can anyone recommend a Windows-based FTP server that will automatically mirror (copy, replicate, whatever) files uploaded to it to a back-up server? Say user "X" uploads foo.jpg, I want the FTP program to log into my back-up server's FTP site and automatically upload the image as soon as it's done uploading, if you follow me. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mattoly
on Jun 26, 2008 -
Where can I find accurate, concise information on short-to-medium term technical problems in the data-center/server/colo markets? [more inside]
posted by gadha
on Apr 29, 2008 -
I need a skinny, possibly fanless video card for a 1 U server. Linux drivers, PCI Express, very little room for it to live. [more inside]
posted by everichon
on Apr 16, 2008 -
Network admin / geek question:
I'm in the process of building a small cluster of servers for my quickly growing wallpaper website, but I've never charted those waters before. I found a nice article on TorrentFreak about Mininova's server setup
, and found it quite intriguing. My question is, are there any other big-ish sites like Mininova that are open about their hardware infrastructure? Googling around yielded few results. I'd be interested to see the setup for a site like Digg, MeFi, or Flickr. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by hmaugans
on Feb 16, 2008 -
Help me better use MMC (Microsoft Management Console) for server maintenance tasks. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jan 21, 2008 -
How do I/Can I put certain directories (and pages) on a separate webserver from the rest of the site? [more inside]
posted by Hartster
on Sep 14, 2007 -
Help me recommend XServe to my boss and our client. Please share your personal experience with the XServe hardware and software, particularly the GUI tools for service management. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jun 11, 2007 -
For UNIX-like systems (Linux, BSD, Solaris) is there a way to determine power supply type remotely, preferably with a simple command-line tool? [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights
on May 30, 2007 -
Domain Name Purgatory: I cannot change the nameservers on a domain I purchased despite the fact that I'm paying TWO companies for it... [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear
on Nov 23, 2006 -
Floppy disks? Are you kidding me? I haven't used Symantec Ghost in a long time, but am forced to at the moment. Even back then, floppies were on the way out, and now they're flat-out gone. But as far as I can tell, Ghost still absolutely flat-out requires you to use floppies (which can then be transferred on to CDs) in order to function. Am I right? And if I am, isn't this absolutely insane?
posted by Sinner
on Nov 16, 2006 -
Help! Need to buy a rack mounted server in New York City today that Debian can easily be installed on, only thing we can find is a Mac and thats not really going to work. Any ideas?
posted by lips
on Oct 13, 2006 -
Trying to figure out whether a server is a Windows or Unix/Linux server [more inside]
posted by dvjtj
on Aug 22, 2006 -
Is anyone familar with the Twonky Vision server, if so, is it possible to run lastfm through it and if you have done it can you tell me how you did it? [more inside]
posted by Unregistered User
on Jun 10, 2006 -
My ISP will be discontinuing news services at the end of May. They are doing this because Giganews is increasing their fee to my ISP to the point where their news service would be offered at a loss. Who do you use as a news server? I download both text and binaries.
posted by Raybun
on Apr 25, 2006 -
I recently signed up for two high power servers (1 linux, 1 win2k3) with a dedicated hosting provider that turned out to be terrible. As a result I won't be keeping the servers, but they won't refund my first months payment. So, I have 2 servers 100mb/sec internet connection 1000gb bandwidth. Any ideas? Nothing illegal or immoral. Was thinking of a pulic mirror - or hosting some high demand files for a good cause? Problem is it's only for a month, so is it worth it? Ideas?
posted by JpMaxMan
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Anyone have experience deciding between a blade center and regular rack servers? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Apr 4, 2006 -