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Partitioning Hard Drive to Set up Home Server on Windows 8

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    Partitioning Hard Drive to Set up Home Server on Windows 8


    I have a 1TB hard drive with a lot of free space, and I would like to use some of this space to set up a home server that I will eventually publish a web site to. I'm very new to setting up home servers but I read something about setting up a storage pool in order to set up a server.

    I'm looking for advice on how to accomplish this, I'm pretty lost.


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    Linux Mint 17.2

    I would use a Linux distro that is set up as a Server, if you want something quick & dirty. If you want to build the server from the ground up so to speak. Then use Ubunutu Server and just install the modules you want.

    Keep in mind that setting it up is not for the faint of heart. I would only use Windows 8 as a way of testing webpages, by running a server inside a VM, for test purposes only.

    There are all kind of tutorials out there in how to do it with Linux. You just need to find the right tutorial that gives you the best info.

    Windows desktop OS is not really meant to be used as a Server, but you can do it by installing Apache, turning on IIs, and then go from there.

    ClearOS or aka Clark Connect, is always a good one to play with. I have used it in the past, when I was in school working on my Business degree, with a minor in Computer IT. ClearOS - Linux Small Business Server - SBS Alternative
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