since quite a while I'm thinking about getting a server. A server to do backups, host private game servers, but even more important - work as an internet tied ftp & apache server.
For the setup I had 3 HDDs (1 system, 2 RAID 1), i5 4570, 8GB DDR3 RAM in mind. I'm not sure about the MoBo yet, but that it will be a micro-ITX MoBo.
How ever I'm not quite sure which OS I should chose for such a project. I don't feel comfortable running XAMPP on Windows/Linux to achieve the apache server. The server won't be very popular, but it's only a matter of time, until someone will try to penetrationtest it.
But of course I'm also here to hear back from you & what you think about the hardware. Is it too much overkill or would you recommend an Intel Atom? Is it even able to handle a server?