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Setting Up a Server

Ever thought of keeping your data in a place where you could access it easily without it crowding your phone or laptop with just an internet connection at your service? If yes, then a personalized server is the answer to all questions. Setting up your own server is simple and can help you store any type of files viz. Photos, music, documents etc. which you can then easily share with people. Depending on the size of your files you plan on storing your server speed would vary, however, you wouldn’t want a slow server would you? So let us see what all you need and how to make your own server.

What do you need?

    1. To start your own server at home you will need a few hardware things that are easily found in your home or max you need to take a trip to a computer shop to gather all the necessities. Be warned this is a personal server! If you are looking for a professional server to hold huge amounts of data I recommend you choose a hosting provider to cater to your needs! Coming back to the topic at hand, let us quickly see the key components required to start assembling your server.
    • A dedicated personal computer
    • Operating System
    • Active broadband (internet) connection
    • A router

1: Acquire a dedicated personal computer

    Depending on the usage of your server you may select the capacity of your chosen computer. However, it is always advisable to invest in a good capacity personal computer as you may sooner or later want to upgrade your server to not just storing simple files but also sharing the said files, or storing heavy files like movies etc. after all, the performance of your computer is directly proportional to the performance and speed of your server.
    1. Here are a few things you’ll need to check in your chosen computer:
    • An Intel Pentium G2020 or a Core i3 3220 processor or anything higher
    • Minimum 8 GB DDR3 RAM
    • 500 GB hard drive
    • CD/DVD drive to install the OS

2: Operating System

    There are plenty of Operating Systems in the market today right from paid to open-source ones. Some of the common OS’s you might have heard of are Linux, Windows, RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, OpenBSD etc.
    The choice of Operating System is usually dependent on what you are comfortable with. However, Linux is the most preferred choice of OS for setting up a server, after all, it is open source and most readily available. Depending on your PC edition (32-bit or 64-bit) you can choose your operating system. If you are planning to use Ubuntu, you can find it here https://ubuntu.com/ and install it directly by downloading the ISO or you can install it from your local CD/DVD drive.

3: Connect to an active internet connection

    Without the internet, your computer would be just that a computer. You will need an active and high-speed internet connection to upload and download files to and from your server. Make sure to connect your server with the router over a LAN network.

4: A router with an ethernet cable

    As discussed above, a good high-speed internet connection is essential when it comes to starting your own server. For that reason alone, you need to invest in a good router that operates uninterrupted 24/7 so that your server uptime is maximum.

Owning A Domain.

Today in the world of Tech. ‘Domain’ is something you will be hearing a lot on. Ever wonder What it means? and What’s  to it? Why it’s becoming Fancier Day By Day??? Here’s your answer to all of your Questions.

Q) What is a Web Domain?

    A web domain is an actual presence of one being on the Internet, such as a web page. A web domain name is a substitute that replaces the Internet Protocol (IP) address.  IP are rather confusing and are a set of integer values which are troubled to remember and seeing one you may confuse with the other. So to the simplest Web Domain is the process of rendering and redirecting your source to you.
    For example, we can replace the IP address 172.217.163.46 with a domain name such as www.google.com
    Making the translation from an IP address to a domain name is accomplished through the Domain Name System (DNS). Using our previous example, you can see that it is much easier to remember the domain name than the IP address.

Things to Consider before Opting for a Domain

    Before getting the word out  you wanna know of things that stands out. So here are a few things to help you stand out from the other crowds.

1. Choose a Domain Name

    One of the most important decisions in establishing an online presence is choosing a domain name.  The right domain name for your website is important, for both your target audience and search engines

2. Simplicity

    Even if you plan on optimizing the site for search engines, you still want a domain name that people can remember, type and look for. Avoid odd spellings of words,  multiple hyphens or other characters, numbers and so forth. Anyone hearing your domain name should know how to type it without you having to say things such as  “the number 4” and “dash-dash.”

3. Avoid Slang’s

    Try to avoid slang terms and instead pick something meaningful. This will also help your domain name be understood and remembered by non-native speakers.  This strategy will help both the Local and International Viewers.

4. Short & Sweet

    Longer domain names are harder to remember and given the scenario it’s tougher to pronounce and misspelled often. Here it goes with the term “Make it short, Make it Sweet”. If you have a single word you really like and is not available, try adding an adjective or verb in front of it and seeing if those variations are available. Think of your domain name as part of your brand, and make sure it matches how you want people to think of you.

5. Aim for higher domain

    Most people assume a domain name ends in .com so if you buy a domain name with one of the other extensions (.net, .info, .org, etc.), you’ll have some extra work to get people to remember that your site has a different extension. Don’t automatically assume you should only buy domains with .com but having one doesn’t hurt. So if possible aim for the higher ones, though. Many sites have done quite well with other extensions.

6. Uniqueness

    Don’t go for domains that are just a variation of another domain name. This means avoiding plurals if the singular is taken (mediatemple.net vs. mediatemples.net) adding “my” or some other preposition. Go for something unique that people look for.  Alternately, you might consider buying these variations yourself and set them up so that if someone types one of the variations, they are redirected to your main site.

7. Hyphens a mixed bag

    Using hyphens to separate words in a domain name makes it easier to read and makes it somewhat easier for search engines to recognize the individual words. However, people often forget about the hyphens when they type domain names. If you do use hyphens in your name, don’t go for a domain with more than three hyphens. It’s just too messy.

8. Avoid numbers

    Avoid having numbers in your domain name. People can get confused about whether the numbers is a digit (3) or a word (three).  If you want a number in your domain name because there’s a number in your company name, buy both versions (digit and word) and redirect one to the other.  Be especially wary about using the number “0” in a domain name as people may see it as the letter “O.”

9. Availability on social media

    When you have a name picked out, go see if that word or phrase is available on social media sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and Tumblr. Even if you don’t plan on using social media right away, you’ll want to have the option when you’re ready, and it’s easiest if you can use the same phrase on each site.