Tech Question, Home Server 

Hey, I'm thinking of buying a ~$200 little fanless PC to run as an anyways on home server. Anything in particular I should know about specs or requirements?

I'm pretty much looking for something that can host a Mastodon / Minecraft / etc server so I can keep them running without letting my PC go 24/7.

Thanks!

Tech Question, Home Server 

@Wayril Minecraft needs a surprising amount of horsepower, even for a headless server. I've got a quad-core i5 that shows occasional lag in a single minecraft instance when sharing with an idle mastodon instance. (I'm looking at moving everything over to minetest instead, as it seems to need less resources, or at least cope better with the lack)

Tech Question, Home Server 

@tithonium The other piece of that is my ISP's upload capacity. I don't think it's reliable enough to host anywhere outside my local network.

Tech Question, Home Server 

@Wayril I'm personally married to hosting things myself. I've got a couple of tiny VPSes out in the world just to act as off-site dns/mx for when the main nodes, here in my house, are offline (power outage, network outage, maintenance, whatever). But yeah, it does get kind of complicated when trying to balance cost vs capabilities.

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@Wayril I am, at the moment, in the process of replacing a giant, power hungry, and LOUD raid server with a Drobo. I spent yesterday installing ubuntu on a small cluster of Atomic Pis to run as a docker cluster (and probably host my minecraft/minetest servers). I'm fortunate to (occasionally) have the money to throw at these things, but also tend to beat myself up about what it means I _can't_ afford as a result. ::/

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