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Turn old PC hardware into a home server with FreeNAS

FreeNAS can breathe new life into old hardware and sling files and media to networked devices all around your house.

A Hands-On Guide to Advanced FreeNAS Server Configurations

Learn how to set up an FTP server, multiple user accounts, and snapshot backups on a DIY FreeNAS file server.

How to Convert an Old PC into a Modern Server

Don’t recycle that aging desktop PC--give it a new purpose in life.

How to Migrate from Windows XP to 7, and from Server 2003 to 2008 R2

With Microsoft ending support for these old operating systems, now’s the time to plan your transition. Here’s what you need to know before you start.

How to choose a server for your small business

Thinking of buying a server for your growing business, but don't know where to start? This guide will explain the basics and help you decide which type fits your needs best.

Understanding Web Host Plans: 7 Terms to Know

If you've just begun researching Web hosting, you have lot of new terms to learn. Here's a look at seven types of hosting services, and what you need to know about each.

How to Move a Data Center Without Having a Heart Attack

Before the event, consider everything that can go wrong, make contingency plans, exploit opportunities to upgrade, and label everything.

Stay Connected When Disaster Strikes

Remote monitoring and control systems enable you to troubleshoot your data center from afar. Here's how to ensure you can connect to them in an emergency.

10 Steps to Get Started With Virtualization

Virtualizing your servers might seem like a daunting task, but following these steps can lift the veil and start you on your way.

When a Cloud Service Vanishes: How to Protect Your Data

More and more, we rely on Web services as a matter of course. What happens when a service disappears?

Protect Your Company With Web Filtering Tools

For small businesses, a security overhaul usually starts with a firewall and antivirus software. In addition, enabling Web filtering can prevent both inbound and outbound security threats.

Google: Five Data Center Energy Saving Ideas You Can Implement

When it comes to saving data center energy few companies would have the expertise of Google, which has some of the largest data centers in the world.

Moving to the Cloud Isn't for Everyone: What to Consider First

Moving all your IT resources to the cloud isn't right for every small company. As this case study shows, nips and tucks to an existing mix of servers can create smoother operations and savings.