How to Take Your Computing to the Next Level With Servers

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If you’re living in America today, chances are that you’re familiar with YouTube. Just in case you’ve missed out on the phenomena, we’ll get you caught up fast.

YouTube is a popular site that hosts videos on a wide range of topics. Anyone can create an account and start uploading their videos for the world to see. Some of these videos are funny. Some are scary. And a lot of them are invaluable for the services that they provide.

Some people jokingly refer to the site as YouTube University, because you can learn anything you’ve ever wanted to know how to do. You can watch someone replace the toilet in their motor home. You can learn how to make the perfect buttercream frosting. You can even learn how to make your own computer.

That’s right! Although it may seem difficult at the outset, anyone can create their own specialized machine to help them in whatever tasks they might want to perform.

Maybe you want to create your own mini-lending library and you need a way to track where your books, CDS, and DVDs are in real-time. Or maybe you want to calculate the birth weight of every person of Jewish descent born in the United States in the last one hundred years to see if yours was normal.

Whatever niche idea you can come up with, you can create a machine that is perfect for organizing, sorting, and processing this information.

Building your own machine can be a great way to get the most for your money. Often times, individual components are sold at a much lower price point than if you searched for a machine that came right out of the box just the way you wanted it.

Maybe in the past you looked into purchasing a custom computer and were blown away by the prices. But if you perform the labor yourself, you’ll be able to save a bundle while still getting exactly what you want.

You can check out an online message board to help you in your task. Click here for an example of one of these boards.

Whether you’re a gamer, an animator, a composer, an engineer, an architect, or a small business owner, building your own machine can be an inexpensive way to take your skills, hobbies, or profession to the next level.

Read on to find out more about the components that make up your machine.

Motherboard

This is the first thing you’ll need to know when contemplating building your own machine.

Just like your life began with your mother, so, too, will the life of your machine begin with the motherboard. That’s because it’s the physical hub of your computer. When you are installing the other components on this list, you’ll usually be plugging it directly into the motherboard.

Think of it like a silicone baking mat. It provides a solid base for you to rest your cookies, or components, on. And just like a silicone baking mat, it can be the basis for any number of different configurations. 

You’ll want to determine what part of your computer will require the most processing power and find a motherboard that is able to handle that load. You may want to size up so that you’re able to add on to your machine as you go. Click the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motherboard for more information about this component.

Of course, adding on to the capabilities of your machine doesn’t always require a physical upgrade. That brings us to our next point. 

Server

Another way to maximize the power of your home-built computer is to make use of a server.

This is the name for a computer that is able to store, process, and deliver data to one computer or many that are connected in a network. A server can be either physical or virtual.

That means that, without upgrading your machine, you would be able to upgrade your computing power through the use of one of these devices. The way this works is simple.

First, you identify the information you want transmitted. Then you submit it to the server, which is as easy as a click. Then the information is processed not in your own PC, but by the physical infrastructure of your server, where ever that may be.

Then, once the transaction is completed, the server sends the information back to your PC. It can be done in less than a second, depending on the length and complexity of the task. There are even portable servers that can help you run your information on the go. In today’s nonstop world, this can prove to be a valuable asset.

Using a server along with your homemade computer can help you to grow and flourish in whatever area you choose to pursue. Why not give it a try?