View Full Version : [other] Application Hosting

January 11th, 2011, 06:37 AM
I have set up a server (thanks to KevinTheComputerGuy at Woodel.com, HermanAB and others for the advice) at my lab, and I am curious about hosting applications on the server. What I would like is to run an application (say open office for instance) on the server, and have a (GUI) web interface available for clients. The whole point is that the client does not have to download software and the application uses the server's resources (we are a physics lab, and we do a lot of numerical calculations that require more resources than what's available on a laptop). I have a VMware server virtual machine set up.

Any insights or advice would be greatly appreciated. I am also curious what kind of security risks are involved with using VMware server to host virtual machines.