Small home-based Webserver recommendations?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Robert Sneddon, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. We've got broadband with fixed IP here. I'd like to connect a small
    webserver to the router to offer pages to the WAN. There will not be any
    PHP or cgi scripting, just "fixed" HTML and not much of that.

    I'd like an appliance-type device rather than using a full PC, to cut
    down on noise and power consumption. Administration should be performed
    over the LAN, just like our existing router (a rather elderly Dlink
    504).

    Alternatively are there any appliance routers that offer a WAN
    webserver capability, either intrinsically or maybe with hacked
    firmware?
     
    Robert Sneddon, Sep 23, 2008
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  2. Robert Sneddon

    Bernard Peek Guest

    A laptop has the advantage of having a UPS. If you can run the router
    from a battery-backed supply you won't lose service in a blackout. For
    what you want to do pretty much any second-hand laptop would do. You
    don't need much horsepower for a web-server. Run the code from a CD -
    that will confuse the hackers.
     
    Bernard Peek, Sep 23, 2008
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