it’s just me that’s going to be using whatever it is, i plan to host a Nextcloud, probably a Matrix server using Synapse, a website, and email. i have an Ethernet cable ready to go, but i’m using someone else’s internet at the moment (with their knowledge and approval).

i’ve been looking at Pine64 SBCs, but i’m open to anything as long as it’s not a Raspberry Pi

  • @audricd@lemmy.ml
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    71 year ago

    Anything goes. Laptops, servers, workstations… I run my media homeland on a refurbished Lenovo thin pc.

    • narF
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      61 year ago

      Agreed! Don’t spend at first. Reuse an old computer. See if you like doing this!

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      @audricd @salarua I second this. If you’re starting, an unused computer (laptop, desktop, raspberry pi or other single board computer, whatever) you already have is perfect. Or an old computer a friend gives you, or eventually a cheap second hand computer.
      You can do A LOT with very little computing resources

    • 𝕸𝖔𝖘𝖘
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      11 year ago

      For the most part, yes. Some things, like SIEMs, IDPSs, machine learning (GPT, Stable Diffusion, etc.), and other such processing-heavy things should be taken into consideration and “fed” properly.

  • @unsaid0415@szmer.info
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    Check out the TinyMiniMicro series from servethehome

    • Do not buy something that uses ARM. Things like TrurNAS or Proxmox simply don’t run there. You’ll also run into problems with Docker images being available only for x86
    • don’t buy a Raspberry-like computer. Yes, they draw low power, but for the same price you could get a TinyMiniMicro-esque device which is upgradeable (e.g. add a 10gbit NIC) and an order of magnitude faster
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      21 year ago

      where can i find a TinyMiniMicro? i’ve been looking all over for one and can’t seem to find any

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        Are you using the search term tinyminincro? Because that’s just the name of the series from servethehome that doesn’t mean much outside thag. Try Lenovo m720q, Lenovo m920q, Hp elitedesk, hp prodesk, dell optiplex

        Do note that devices come in same names but with different generations of the device (better CPU etc.). Devices with 6th gen CPU are cheaper, but 8th gen Intel start to have 6 cores instead of 4 (in 6th gen)

        Are you browsing ebay or local craigslist-type sites? May be possible they’re not as popular in your country? I’ve found plenty in Poland

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          ah, thank you! (i was using the search term tinyminimicro)

  • 𝕸𝖔𝖘𝖘
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    21 year ago

    I don’t recommend hosting your own email server, as it’s very labor-intensive to keep your emails out of people’s spam folders.

    May I ask, why not an rPi? Is it because of the unreasonable prices?

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      I don’t recommend hosting your own email server, as it’s very labor-intensive to keep your emails out of people’s spam folders.

      i’m not going to use this email server for real-name business, and i’ll likely only be emailing people who contact me first. that said…good point

      May I ask, why not an rPi? Is it because of the unreasonable prices?

      ideological differences, i guess. i used to trust them right up until they hired that surveillance professional and shut down everyone who told them that that was a bad idea

      • 𝕸𝖔𝖘𝖘
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        21 year ago

        That’s a good point about rPi. I haven’t purchased any since the rPi 3b days, but I do keep reusing them.

  • @roho@lemmy.ml
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    How about an ASUS Mini PC PN51 with Ryzen 7 cpu, running Proxmox virtualizer?

  • Leraje
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    11 year ago

    I bought a 2nd hand laptop from ebay for less than $60. 8gb ram, 250gb SDD to which I added a 2TB external drive I had. It was cheap as the screen was broken and the battery wouldn’t hold a charge, both of which things are irrelevant for yunohost. Runs VPN client, Ampache, NextCloud, WordPress and GOGS with zero problems.