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So I have decided to make my own server

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by roki4ka, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. roki4ka

    roki4ka Senior Member

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    I have awesome internet connection, well took me 3 days to examine their hardware but it looks great and the best part is that I am not violating my terms of service...

    Next week I am ordering all these, let me know what do you think and if you have any other suggestions.

    Will use it for 20+ Wordpress sites, of which 1 is blog, 11+ are affiliate sites and 9 are drop shipping.. Each 1-2 months I am making new site. Overall my monthly traffic is ~450k for all the websites.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3BrWzM
     
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    elavmunretea Elite Member

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    Parts look great!

    Maybe look into getting 2 x 500g SSDs instead but I like the route you're going down. Have a look at my recent post about VPSs, you may find that useful.

    Love the noctua fans by the way, I have them myself but something to look out for is that they are huge! Barely fit in my Silverstone FT02 case which is a beast
     
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    You dont have guaranteed 100% uptime on this connection.
    You dont have redundant power supply.
    You dont have internet connection from multiple providers (thats normal in datacenters) to make sure your website/server will be reachable for every user.

    Buy dedi if you have money, mount it in 1u chaasis, colo it somewhere (you can get colo for $50-100 a month).
    Home server for web hosting is not proffesional in any way. Home server is ok for seo tools, but not for hosting.
     
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    Where are you running it from? What OS are you gonna install and what you gonna use to run the sites from- cPanel?
     
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    elavmunretea Elite Member

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    He actually has a UPS on his partpicker.

    As to the uptime of network providers, purchasing a 4g sim from multiple networks and having a portable hotspot will be fine.
     
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    +1 spot on mate. I know a few friends that hosted there own servers but not for mass amounts of web traffic. You might as well just buy dedicated hosting for the cash your going to fork out on your own server. Not to mention all of the backing up and protection your going to need. You can't jut run a webserver off of a normal internet line with a simple firewall to protect you. What kind of protection are you using ?
     
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    Even with ups, if the power supplier fails it will be no good bevause power from ups won't get past the psu will it.

    Ups only good to protect against power source outage.

    Redundant psu is there in case one psu fails.
     
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    If you're getting 99% uptime (including connection), then all the best to you. I know you definitely can buy a reliable connection for business use.



    Though he's only using it for rendering. Not sure he even host his site or forum there, but it's doable.

    The parts are way overkill for the amount of traffic you think you'll be getting. For a fraction of the price, like what other people have said, is to host it in a webhost that's meant for webhost. Off the top of my head, this spec can handle 10m hits a month or more, but is your ISP and redundancy capable of it? That's the question.
     
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    I did this once. I became my own slave. 2AM server crashes and there I was driving cross town to fix it. With VPS and cloud hosting I'll never touch another hardware in my life.
     
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    I dont think he will be fine. I tested such solution with heavy bandwidth software, and its not working like it should be working but maybe 4g speed depends on country and location.

    Btw
    Home "colocation" can save mid-low $xx a month (you have to pay for energy, internet connection etc). Putting business at risk for mid-low $xx a month is not professional.

    @OP
    https://www.wholesaleinternet.net/dedicated/
    They have dual Xeon 2670 dedis, similar power to your setup starting from $59 a month. Its budget provider, but quality would be probably similar to your home solution.

    On ebay for $4k you can find dell 1u server with similar specs and 3 years next business day warranty. Buy such server, solo somewhere and you are done in professional way.
     
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    Looks good I would go with they said above and do two drives. Now that you are building the server really the best option would be to COLO it some place you will be able to find pricing from 59 to 100 or so. Main point of this is blended bandwidth, redundant power, DDOS protection.

    If its not a big deal if you bandwidth goes down and your site go off line then hosting at home is ok. Make sure you read up on Harding the server as you will have trolls trolling the IP looking for ways to get into your server.
     
  12. roki4ka

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    OK guys, I have ordered the parts, the only change was 4x500gb ssd and 8x16gb 2400hz ram instead of 4x16 2133

    Btw My internet is 1000mbps dl and 750mbps upload. I am on this provider since 2012, watching at the graph for 2016 there is 100% uptime.

    And I haven't noticed anything wrong too.

    BTW I had few PMs for free VPS offers, ty guys but I will stick with my own dedicated server.
     
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    For my eyes, the listed hardware is excessive for 20...100 web-sites hosting. Anyway, best of luck with your own server!
     
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    roki4ka Senior Member

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    True but by the end of 2017 I will have 40 websites and I am hiring soon someone to help me with the orders or why not to automate everything with 2-3 employees.
     
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    Its never a good idea to host an at home server. One, if your server is ever hacked, they will have access to every single device on your network. (Unless you have a ASA firewall or something similar) Two, the server will put out alot of heat do you have a cooling method other than cpu fan cooled or AC cooled? Also, what about the setup? Is the motherboard capable of running an raid 10? (Assuming you are doing this because of the 4 hard drives). Iam not doubting your ability to handle the operation, just trying to understand the operation. Do you plan any type of backup generator incase power goes out? What about the IP your provider provides? Is it a dynamic IP or static IP?
     
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    I will use standart linux server protections and got good and expensive business router with hundreds of settings to make the network secure.

    Yes the MB can handle the raid

    Won't use anything else but the 2 NOCTUA and the Case cooling system. With these Fans XEON will stay cool forever.

    I have included UPS in my order and of course will use software to backup my data on external hard drive+cloud/dropbox.

    I have 5 Dynamic and 1 Static IP from my provider.
     
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    You are brave that is for sure. I wouldnt let phones or tablets or anything wifi really connect to that network. If you do you will be hating life real quick. Best of luck to you cause you will definately need it.