I am planning to build a low cost home server which will serve me following purposes.
- File Server: Mostly Data & Media files
- Download: Bittorrent and HTTP/FTP
- Jboss Application Server
- Subversion Repository
- LAMP Server
- Plenty more things related to WEB*
I'm in need of serious help to decide which option is better as for this kind of system. Mainly I will be using it for my Development Server and File Server. I am also planning to move my website(1/7)* to this server in future as I will host complex applications. I think it will be cheaper than a dedicated machine. But, that's for later..
I need this server to be online 24x7. So, I need it to be less power consuming. I've searched through net and found that people use their NAS Devices to perform some of these tasks. But, I know that any cheap NAS will not be able to handle all this.. or will it? (if then please mention)
Another compact option is a Atom Based Mini-ITX system. (like Zotac ION etc, Intel's 945etc Mobos for Atom) .. Is there any possibility to get a Mini-ITX case over here in Pakistan? Will it be cost-effective?
There is also an option to use the old components to build a headless home server. But, I don't have so much space to accommodate it.
Please help me building this system. Thank you very much in advance.