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How much do you need to host a small site

30 minutes ago, Thebeastiworship said:

So my old dell laptop could do it?

Technically, yes. Up until 2 weeks ago, I was running Debian Linux on a PowerPC based Mac Mini from 2004 that happily ran a small web server + transmission torrent client 24/7/365 for 4 years. (minus power outages, of course) Your Dell laptop can probably do it just fine, assuming it can run Linux decently enough, but I definitely would NOT recommend using WiFi for this - plug in to ethernet.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, I was wondering how much you actually need hardwarewise to host a really simple and with low traffic public domain with a linux server.

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30 minutes ago, Thebeastiworship said:

So my old dell laptop could do it?

Technically, yes. Up until 2 weeks ago, I was running Debian Linux on a PowerPC based Mac Mini from 2004 that happily ran a small web server + transmission torrent client 24/7/365 for 4 years. (minus power outages, of course) Your Dell laptop can probably do it just fine, assuming it can run Linux decently enough, but I definitely would NOT recommend using WiFi for this - plug in to ethernet.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, kirashi said:

Technically, yes. Up until 2 weeks ago, I was running Debian Linux on a PowerPC based Mac Mini from 2004 that happily ran a small web server + transmission torrent client 24/7/365 for 4 years. (minus power outages, of course) Your Dell laptop can probably do it just fine, assuming it can run Linux decently enough, but I definitely would NOT recommend using WiFi for this - plug in to ethernet.

My dell laptop is from 2014 and runs linux really smoothly. Guess I'm good to go then. Thanks for the info!

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If you want to see a case study of how little you can get use and get away with it, check out Low Tech Magazine's solar webpage. 

https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018/09/how-to-build-a-lowtech-website.html 

They run that page on a single-board computer that is powered only by solar energy. If it's cloudy for too long, it goes offline 😃 

You can see the technical details of the project here: https://homebrewserver.club/low-tech-website-howto.html#hardware 


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