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Myuu

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So in my infinite free time, I thought it might be fun to get a super cheap box and do a little home hosting, which is to say that I've grown weary of hosting a blog on my laptop.

...because that's just silly. But fun!

So! I can assemble all the stuff I need hardware-wise (box is actually being donated by a hostee), but I'm not sure what sort of functionality I need software-wise. I was thinking maybe Ubuntu 10.10 desktop would probably be just fine for a hobby box like this, but would there be anything gained at all from going for the 10.04 LTS server release (or is that super-overkill)?

(Also, any suggestions you guys have on services I'll be need to be setting up would be totally welcome.)
 

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Both will work since they are basically the same thing. From my understanding the desktop version will require you to do a little more work to get it be a server, while the server version will require more work if you choose to install a GUI.

Do you really need the GUI? If not, go Server. Otherwise it's a coin-toss. But if you're making a server I would not use the GUI.
 

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Yeah, I went the server route, with a webmin crutch.:hungover:. I can pretty much do everything I need to from command line, so it's going surprisingly well.
 

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Have you considered just running a virtual machine? It's more portable.
 

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Have you considered just running a virtual machine? It's more portable.

Ah, well that's just it. The ports I need are blocked at school and my laptop's not always on, so my blog'd be down 60% of the time.
 
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