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one server, or one server with many virtuals?

nj_peeps (1780942) writes | more than 3 years ago

User Journal 4

So, I am in the planing of expanding my home network. I am going to include, a wordpress blog, email (including webmail, imap, etc) webserver (separate from wordpress), proxy server (with content filtering), file server, mysql, and a jabber server. I plan on centralizing logins by openldap. I will other people outside of my home accessing some of these services. My question to the masses is: should I run all of these on one box, or on a slightly bigger box in VM's. I am looking to keep co

So, I am in the planing of expanding my home network. I am going to include, a wordpress blog, email (including webmail, imap, etc) webserver (separate from wordpress), proxy server (with content filtering), file server, mysql, and a jabber server. I plan on centralizing logins by openldap. I will other people outside of my home accessing some of these services. My question to the masses is: should I run all of these on one box, or on a slightly bigger box in VM's. I am looking to keep cost down, and also to keep the box as power efficient as possible.

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One Server should be fine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37294276)

You should have no problem running all of those servers on a single box. I run a similar home network on a SusE linux box.

Security (1)

Scytheon3 (1864528) | more than 3 years ago | (#37294698)

For security purposes you should consider running each in a virtual machine so that if one is compromised the others won't be.

Re:Security (1)

nj_peeps (1780942) | more than 3 years ago | (#37296032)

Yea, that was one of the reasons i have been thinking about virtuals. But, it would also make it a bit more painful to admin.

Re:Security (1)

Scytheon3 (1864528) | more than 3 years ago | (#37301964)

It wouldn't be too difficult to set up though, as there are many different servers available as prepackaged virtual machine images.
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