Is It possible to have a single proc P4 server?

CentronMe

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I have done it in the past. I have a client, or rather a business associate with a client that I help out with, that runs a popular day spa. He was upgrading the software and the new database would not run on their current server. So they got a Dell 2.4GHz P4 server. It included the ServerWorks chipset, 1GB ECC RAM and mirrored 7200RPM drives. Not really a bad deal. It's used to serve a FoxPro database to about 20 users.
 

ToranaGuy

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It's possible to turn any old pc into a server, depending on what you want it to "serve".

I run a dual pIII 550 copermine boxen as my home server. Does routing / web / ftp / folding@home / Samba and the occasional game or two. Running 384mb ram, i can serve say ET to 10 ppl without much hassel. Review what it is you want to "serve" and then decide what hardware you need.

Cheers

ToranaGuy
 

dagamore

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like others have said depending on what you want to serve it should be plenty, but keep in mind that if you are doing more then dc/file/web/routing on the server, you will still need a massive ram/HD setup. but i have setup for a buisness a p3 500 with 512 megs of ram, and 4 wd 80gig se drives in raid 0+1 setup to do all there dc/file/web/routing work, and it runs almost 20 users (only 15 on at most time) and it works great for them (note it has room for another p3 500 cpu, and i can upgrade it to dual slot one 1ghz if needed, but i dont see that happening for a while(read never):p)
 

Nephron

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I use my laptop as a server lol (specs in sig).... Faster then my desktop box.
 

ZeroS

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Depends on what your serving.

My Athlon 850 w/ 92mb ram serves internet to 10 computers, runs apache, postgres, ftp, and ssh without any problems at all :)
 
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Mr.Guvernment

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i got a C 233 - with 3 120g HD;'s in it and 192mb of ram as a file server for MP3's and movies - max connected is usually 2 - or 3 people - and it runs fine!

i also have an old toshiba tecra with a p133 and 148mb of ram in it that was used as a file server (small files as had a 4g HD) and a Inet sharing server / hub - it ran great - oh - i also had windows 2000 on it @ the time

now i got server 2003 on both the above systems and they run flawless! - and the laptop is now a DNS server as well :)
 
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