I’ve decided to try to rebuild one of my current webservers (named palae, and yes, I name my servers) into a smaller, quieter, and more efficient machine without spending much money. Right now it’s got a fairly oversized case, a very loud power supply when turned up to full blast (which, for some reason, is required for the server not to overheat even when idle), and a hard drive with too much old stuff on it (including two operating systems which enjoy conflicting with each other).
So I’ve decided to try toning it down quite a few notches by stripping it of everything and starting almost anew with more power-conservant (and less noise-producent) parts. Which, I guess, actually works out fine, considering that most devices which don’t require much power are simply out-of-date ones, which I have plenty of.
So assuming that I actually decide to go through with this project, I’ll be posting about my progress off and on. My tasks will include:
- swapping out the current 500GB hard drive for one or two 8’s that I have in my closet
- using a suckier graphics card that doesn’t gobble down so much power
- installing Ubuntu Server Edition (with LAMP)
- fitting it all in a less obtrusive case
I’ve got extended hours at work this weekend because of Halloween, so I probably won’t get to start this until Monday.
Oh, and by the way, if you haven’t guessed, this new, rejuvenated, server, will be appropriately named juven.