How to build a home server
Level of difficulty:
Several home servers are available, which have good quality software installed with them and it is convenient to plug and use. If you want to build your own home server, it might be a little difficult but not impossible. Old components can be used to build the server if you have some parts which are lying about.
- Specialized hardware
Check the voltage of the PC, check on the switch behind that will change from 110 to 220 volts. If the voltage is low as much as just 110v, then you will have to use the switch with a screwdriver. There will be a large sticker on the plug socket to check the voltage, pay heed to it.
Use a screwdriver to open the back of the box and remove the lid with the help of a metal grip at the back, look inside.
A metal piece like a bar runs across the top portion of the box, this gives the box stability to keep the cables within intact. Remove the lever by lifting it, that makes the removal of the bar easy. Now the motherboard is visible.
Remove the panel from the front, put the PC in a stand up position, and search for the three types of plastic catches. Lift it and move the panel to the right.
Find the proper socket for fixing the processor; it will be a square plate along with a lever. Press down, open by lifting lever and remove plastic cover. Remove processor by holding it at the edges and put into the socket. Now close the protection cover.
Insert the heat sink by placing it on top of the processor, and screw it down on four sides. The power cable for the fan has to be plugged in the motherboard.
A home server doesn’t require much memory, so use a 1 Gb memory. Pick the socket you want to put the memory into by pushing back the white buttons, the memory gets held by these clips. Place in slot and give a firm push.
Fit in the DVD drive by sliding the drive into the hole in the front of the box.
If you are fitting more than one drive, fix it in the slots, you will find many cables. For second drive, put in the upper slot.
Attach the panels, and put the plastic clips correctly. Attach an Ethernet cable to your router.
Now its ready to be plugged in, attach mouse and keyboard and start power button.