View Full Version : Making a server...best software?

05-26-2002, 03:15 PM
I have an interent server, but I'm planning on making it into a file server, FTP and HTML server. SPAMI'm just wondering what the best software is to do this? SPAMI've got apache for windows running now, and that should work for HTML, but what can I use for FTP? SPAMAs for a file server, what all does Windows 2000 prof. come with? SPAMWill I need 2000 server.

Here are the specs on the computer...
Intel Pentium 200MHz w/ MMX
64M RAM(EDO, but also has some SD RAM slots)
1.8G and 3.2G HDs
Decent video card(got many more if I need to upgrade)

(There is also a problem with the processor...it only runs at 166MHz. SPAMI tried every combination possible, but I could only get it to 166... SPAMI have another processor that runs at 200MHz for sure, but I can't remember if it has MMX. SPAMSo I'll try it soon enough, and just put the fastest one with MMX in it...)

05-26-2002, 03:56 PM
okay, your server isn't that great for a win2k sys, so puttin win2k server is not a good idea...put linux. i got it from a friend who has broadband, and it is easy to learn, and as powerful as win2k on fast systems, but way more powerful on slower systems. you can run a mail server using linux on a 4mhz, so 166mhz should be plenty. if you want e-commerce and security stuff, get Caldera (you play pacman while it installs!!!), but i use Redhat and it seems fine. plus it is free and comes with apache.

05-27-2002, 02:45 PM
your server isn't that great for a win2k sys, so puttin win2k server is not a good idea...put linux SPAM;D

I is not that it's not a good idea, W2K simply wouldn't work on anything lower then Celeron.
Minimum requirements for W2K srv by /\/\icroS are -> 133/32/1.2, it means you can install software but wouldn't be able to use it.
I've installed W2K pro on PP200/32/1.7 and it worked totally slow.
The rule of thumb sez double anything /\/\icroS claims for minimum reqs, but in the case of W2K srv you'll need at least:
P2 300+/128/2Gb/any VGA ;)
And if you want to make this machine working Web server this may be enought for testing but obviously not for actual FTP/WWW (HTML ?) server.

As for a file server, what all does Windows 2000 prof. come with? SPAMWill I need 2000 server.

If you stick to micros, then W2K srv required for Web services. Consider freebsd, as it's the most popular, ergo the best OS for internet services.

Good luck NES_Master

05-27-2002, 03:34 PM
vee_ess: All flavors of linux are free! SPAMThey have to be under that general public open source lisence thing.

05-28-2002, 12:12 AM
Not enough for an internet server huh? SPAMThen what has it been doing for the past year? SPAMCheck it out www.Homission.com

I may stick to 98 because it runs so well now, but I'm still in need of a decent FTP server program...

05-28-2002, 04:12 PM
Try this one -> http://www.argosoft.com/applications/ftpserver/

now, I don't know about ftp, but mailserver works great, so you may want to check that ftp server


p.s homission.com is down !

05-29-2002, 11:09 AM
I tried it...it looks nice...but it's not free... See, if I was going to spend money one it, I'd upgrade it...

And you caught me at a bad time. SPAMI was checking out that processor to see if it was MMX. SPAMTurns out it's NOT, and it wont run at 200MHz(it will, but it wont boot...)

There should be a server info page at

Or if you want to see all my computers, I made a very quick txt list of my computers at

05-29-2002, 06:54 PM
that's a great 486 stuff !
you can install NT on MMX machine, reqs are just fine for that
I also have couple 486/66's with NT installed for testing purposes


p.s. about ftp server, just took a quick look at download.com (not that I go there usually ;) & found ~50 freeware apps

05-30-2002, 01:26 AM
yeah you are right, Keefe, about the GPL which says you cant charge unless otherwise stated, but none of the vendors of linux dont go by it. i just said it wrong. i know what i am thinkin but ard time sayin.

i still say you should go with linux, cuz NES_Master, your sys is good enough for a server for what is needed now, but for what you want to make it, you need a very resourceful OS to make use of your components, and therefore linux is what you need. that is why it is one over 80% of servers.

05-30-2002, 06:19 PM
i would say linux

i am just a Cisco Guy ;)