I would like to find some information about recommended hardware and instructions / guide on how to set everything up for a server. I have a QNAP ds412. It is too slow with the ARM processor and 256 RAM. I would like to keep cost for the hardware < $1000US. I am thinking of a RAID1 consisting of 2 128GB SSDs for system and a 4 disk RAID5 for storage. I would like to be able to host websites, (ISP is Comcast, they have told me that is okay, but I cannot get a static IP). So I would need to know how to overcome that as well. I would like to have an email server, and host media. I have tried to find the information and can only find outdated hardware information and pieces of the software requirements and setup. I want to make sure that everything will work together. I need to know if I should use Ubuntu or Ubuntu Server and what other applications to use and avoid. I know that this is kind of a large question. Any help would be appreciated, even if it is just links that will get a majority of this done. If I have omitted any pertinent information, please let me know. If this issue has been recently addressed, please send me a link. Thanks for your time.