I'm quite interested in setting up a server at home, so I could host my own stuff. The thing is I know very little about hardware. So if anyone here knows of any good resources for me to check out, I'd be thankful. Questions I have (which probably I'd realise were stupid if I knew anything about this): Rough Cost of Hardware. I have broadband (512kbps) - would this be enough (well, I'd probably only allow it half of that, so that I could still use the internet) to allow other people to access the stuff on there, or would it be hideously slow. (I'm not exactly expecting much traffic to the stuff i'd have on there, though) Is it really worth the hassle? How do I go about getting a stable IP address - is this liklely to cost me more from my broadband supplier? And a thousand more... This is more for me to read up on the subject - I'm not going to be doing this any time soon (at least, not until I graduate, get a job and a place to live - only then can i figure out if i could afford this) Oh, and I'd thought of doing this, rather than just paying someone to host it, because I have about 15Gb of stuff I wouldn't mind putting up, and that would cost me a lot to pay for hosting of it.
Curious George: Setting up a server. Has anyone here had any experience of setting up and running a server from home?