3166 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2010 1:06 PM by tibor.moldovan
The mini should have enough horsepower to handle your serving needs, but of course that can't be verified for sure unless the server is stress-tested.
However, you have a few other considerations that may not even involve the server...
- Is your home broadband "fast" enough to accommodate the service? (ie. what is your upload/download speed and capacity.)
- Do your terms of service for the home broadband allow for running a commercial website?
(In US, at least in my region, the TOS require one to purchase the "Business" tier service.)
- Does your broadband retain the same IP address, or is the IP subject to change?
- Security, this does touch on your box... are you well enough versed into the software modules and OS to keep them secure and administered properly?
- And of course backups and business continuity, do you have a plan to handle those?
The home/business that I mentioned is not related to your server, but rather to the type of Internet Service you are provided with.
Commonly, a home network connection gets a new IP address on a predetermined amount of time, or after you reboot your modem. If you are running such a setup your users would not be able to reach your server.
(I assume you are familiar with how DNS and IP addresses are related.)
Message was edited by: tibor.moldovan