FIRSTLY I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT I DIDN'T JUST GET UP THIS MORNINTG AND THINK, HEY I HAVE SOME MONEY LETS BUILD A SERVER!
I am about to buy a shop and convert it into a computer/ internet cafe, quite blindly I admit, as I only know about computers, a little code and windows!
What i want to do is build a server for intially around 6 pcs. the server needs to share internet connection, games, files and printers. (princippaly the the first point).
I know you can use any computer as a server, and know the specifications of hardware of a server. I do however have a few questions regarding the running of a server?
Does it need 6 PCI lan cards? or do i connect it to a hub?
Whats a hardware/internal router?
Do I need special software for internet sharing and/ or game sharing?
Do my usrs have to log on?
and finally, the biggy, how to I set this up?
The six pcs are just runnning a completely blank version of XP prof. the server isn't yet built!
Any advice, websites, books etc would be appreciated
(I apologise if this is long winded, has put anyone to sleep or is in the wrong forum)