Want to set up your owner server but you aren't really sure how to go about doing it? The gang at Overclockers Club have put together a handy Server Setup Guide that should help you get started.
Hardware is one of the most important items in building a server, regardless of its overall purpose. Without enough power or memory to run the necessary applications, the server would subsequently be useless. Depending on its intended usage, however, the hardware may vary slightly. It is often a good idea to sit down and create a plan beforehand.