Home server

Server (from the word “serve”) is computer that provides some services. But why should someone spend money and time to build and manage own server? Especially when most services are available online. In this article I describe my home server and for what tasks am I using it. Lets take synchronization and backup service as example. Dropbox offers 100GB for 99 per year. On my home server I have available more than 1200GB and electricity costs are around 40$ per year. Server can of course provide more services than backup and synchronization. Continue reading