Have you ever thought about saving your data somewhere else other than your laptop or smartphone? If you have then a personal server is an ideal solution for your needs.
Creating a personalized server is quite easy and you can store your audio, video, and images on your personal server.
Let us learn more about how to set up your own personal server.
What Are The Necessary Requirements For A Personal Server?
In order to set up your own personal service, you need some hardware items that can be easily found at home. One thing to keep in mind is that it is not a professional server and for that, you need a hosting provider. No, let us find out what are the hardware items that you require to set up your own personal server.
- Personal computer
- Operating system
- Broadband connection
A Dedicated Personal Computer
The specifications of your computer should match the usage of your personal server. It is highly recommended to purchase a computer with higher specifications. Especially if you plan to store huge chunks of data on your server and your computer specifications will dictate the performance of your personal server.
Here is some required specification for your system:
- An Intel Pentium G2020 or a Core i3 3220 processor or anything higher
- Minimum 8 GB DDR3 RAM
- 500 GB hard drive
- CD/DVD drive to install the OS
- Operating System
There is a wide variety of operating systems to choose from in the market such as Linux, Windows, RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, OpenBSD, etc.
However, we would recommend Linux as it comes equipped with an open-source. You can also choose Ubuntu if you wish and you can simply download it online or install it using a CD or a DVD drive. The selection of your operating system completely depends on the configuration of your computer.
Broadband Internet Connection
You would also require a high-speed broadband internet connection in order to download and upload files to your server. You would also need to connect your server with a router over a LAN Network.
A router with an Ethernet Cable
Apart from a high-speed broadband internet connection you would also require a router that would function smoothly without any disturbances.
Limitations Of A Personal Server
There are times when our personal server might seem inadequate when it comes to increasing the storage capacity. Here are a few reasons why?
- As you know your personal server is set up on your personal computer and once you utilize its storage space then you might find it difficult to download and upload files. You might also notice that your server speed might relatively decrease.
- Since your server is not connected to any private network it also makes it vulnerable to any malware attacks and hackers.
- You might also lose your valuable data if in case there is a power failure and you do not have a sufficient source of power supply.
- Your personal server can also be affected by your environments such as dust and moisture.
As discussed above your homemade server can help you to store and share huge amounts of data. We still advise you to choose a hosting service such as a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated server. Since it comes equipped with several features that might be missing in your personal server as mentioned earlier.
We have mentioned all the pros and cons of a personal server in great lengths and hopefully, this might help you to choose the best option for your requirements. In case you need any further assistance do get in touch with our experts at Ewebguru. We deliver impeccable hosting solutions at an affordable price.