View Full Version : Intel Atom WebServer

November 22nd, 2009, 07:13 AM
Anyone tired this? The idea intrigues me...buy a cheap neetop for $150 and use it as a server that costs $2 a month to run.

Wondering how the atom would fare running a few blogs and maybe a forum. Anyone know?

November 22nd, 2009, 07:16 AM
I'm not tired of it at all.

Chilli Bob
November 22nd, 2009, 07:31 AM
I've been thinking of trying this. Low cost, small space and low power usage. Why not give it a go?

November 22nd, 2009, 08:15 AM
For a few blogs and a forum, it should be fine (as long as it's not a high-traffic forum).

There are actually mini-ITX server products around using Via Nano processors, so your idea is unfortunately not as original as you'd think :-)

November 22nd, 2009, 08:18 AM
If my old Desktop with a AMD K6-2 333Mhz can run apache, mediawiki, file storage, cups and deluge torrent, then a 1.6 Ghz single core atom nettop would handle it fine, and a dual core would be great.

Nerd King
November 22nd, 2009, 09:05 AM
Yeah I've run servers on some pretty tatty hardware before so it should handle it just fine. Ultimately it's not the number of sites, but the amount of traffic to those sites, and how much processing they're trying to do (ie with php or mysql).