What to do with a home server?

Gaming PC with good performance GPU and has lost the meaning of life, with the result that it was decided to make it a home serwaczak-S.
Bought two WD Gold, combined in a Raid 1, up ftp and also mainly as a media server and personal cloud.
There are thought to transfer hosting of its purely utilitarian website from Amazon here.

Advise pliz, what else good can a piece of iron to do that? What software is there? What problem can you solve?
The Axis - Windows 10. Can upgrade to Server or Linux, but have not seen much sense
June 3rd 19 at 21:00
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June 3rd 19 at 21:02
the domain controller, conectica to it via RDP with a domain computer, poking hell, politicians and so and so, application virtualization is also an interesting topic
June 3rd 19 at 21:04
There are thought to transfer hosting of its purely utilitarian website from Amazon here.
Not a good idea.
Although some home website or something not very necessary and malachitacea to move home it is possible.
On my home server are all "developed" sites - even when customers were given a link to it, it was very convenient. And Yes - went to sea - I turned off the computer (don't leave electronics running) for 2 weeks in offline :D - gerard_Stamm commented on June 3rd 19 at 21:07
Well what I say - the home site is normal, But production - not worth it.
By the way - what's the problem to leave a computer running? - earl.Weissnat commented on June 3rd 19 at 21:10
But how is restless - electronics still and close can. Still 2 weeks unattended... Although I understand that "water blow" and that any circuit in the electronics will not allow anything but spoiled electronics - know... - gerard_Stamm commented on June 3rd 19 at 21:13
Well if humans and animals not at home - it is quite safe. - earl.Weissnat commented on June 3rd 19 at 21:16
June 3rd 19 at 21:06
This question can not be answered unequivocally, and the more complete (the length of the review is not enough). You can do anything, question time, difficulty, desire, knowledge...

You can search for "home servers", all the "NAS"-wasps and other similar things and just to see what software they have and take interesting according to their interests.

However servers typically do not need iron level "Gaming PC with good performance".
Well, it's more a survey in the spirit of "share the experience".

Well, as NAS is now in fact use. But it seems a bit of a microscope in nails. - gerard_Stamm commented on June 3rd 19 at 21:09
if you have no hammer, if the microscope for the microscopy does not need you, then why not? %) Although here the comparison is not appropriate. Yes, your komputer is too strong for tasks now performed, but you can try to use all sorts of (not yet included) energy saving technology - direct savings iskrichestva and reduced heat dissipation. And a large part of the energy spent and transformed into heat GP, now of warmers left of the CPU, which in any case is dynamically eats and hot, and the rest of the iron does not consume so much.

Experiences in diaries, journals, and other blogs. - earl.Weissnat commented on June 3rd 19 at 21:12
Virtualization can raise the wiki for the knowledge base "xwiki for example," torrential with management through web interface and indeed to experiment with what you can host and run through a web form, such as liberoffice if compile correctly. You can raise the game server... but so much more - gerard_Stamm commented on June 3rd 19 at 21:15
June 3rd 19 at 21:08
To raise this server on the minecraft server and build your dream home.

But seriously - you need to of the tasks to find the tools, not the tools to find their objectives.

Transfer hosting - in principle it is possible. Easy to deploy so that it was easy to transfer back to Amazon.
Well, I suspect that there are problems, the existence of which I, as the LAMER, do not even suspect, but which can be interesting to me - that's why I ask) - gerard_Stamm commented on June 3rd 19 at 21:11
If these tasks were interesting for you, you would know about them before.
The availability of free computer - not at all uncommon, therefore, to regret that something idle - makes no sense.

Can you give an analogy. Sure you have a drill or screwdriver, at worst a hammer. Do you want to find out about thousands of interesting tasks that they can do?

Or is it first to get involved in the task, and then decide what to do it, and do this for a local comp? - earl.Weissnat commented on June 3rd 19 at 21:14
June 3rd 19 at 21:10
Under my home server is a mac mini, and before that was an intel atom with Ubuntu. The main characteristic was not speed but rather quiet. Used as home hosting, and as a media server. Very well coexist in a pair of the torrent deluged the media player and plex. Actually any computer can start downloading any torrent through a web interface deluge or through the desktop application but in the client version, connected to the torrent server (movie or TV series or music) as it is downloaded - then he is within sight of Plex. And then it all can be played on any device where to put the Plex: ios and android, and apple tv, and android tv, and some sort of soup. If you pay the Plex a little money, so you can play content from any point of the globe. for free - only from home network
June 3rd 19 at 21:12
Strange question,
What to do with a home server?

Yes, what you want, the server is a multitasking tool. What do you want with him and do what you want and implement it.

People come up with tasks and gather/buy the servers for the implementation of these tasks. And you do the opposite.
Think of something and implement it. Well, if the fantasy is really bad, then leave
as a media server and personal cloud.

I have all the.

Thank you for your attention ;)
All the best.
June 3rd 19 at 21:14
Expand is there any Linux that like, raise your nginx (maybe even Apache), mysql, php...
It is possible for nodejs to raise your blozhek on ghost.
You can get a piece of type seafile, nextcloud, owncloud, elementary with phone pictures to upload and have access to their documents from different locations.

I had also the home kept a separate computer for entertainment, to different services from the mailer or the jabber-server to IP-telephony deploy to play, and now I just got a 8 core CPU on 14nm Xeon, 128 RAM, PCI-E SSD with a speed of 1.5 GB/sec, it is absolutely silent and as energy efficient as possible. Now I just have a stationary computer, which in Hyper-V chasing different Linux servers, I clone them, make snapshots, it is very convenient for entertainment, a Internet your to re-create several virtual networks, DNS, VPN, routers, very interesting

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