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I need a NAS drive that can store files accessible remotley over the internet via a web login or ftp, but with the ability to host a simple http website? and if it supports asp and php pages all the better?

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by:exact1
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low cost
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by:Paul MacDonald
ID: 35030491
A true NAS won't have a front-end for a web server to run on it.  Windows Home Server has the other features you want, I believe, and you could toss in another machine to do web serving.

If that's not workable, you could rent web hosting somewhere (which will come with drive space) and FTP to the files, or build a front-end in your web site to access the files.

Just a couple options for you.
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Lukasz Chmielewski earned 50 total points
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How much is "low cost" ? Take a look at QNAP, you may find something there, there are NAS storages with web servers, mysql databases, ftp, etc. etc.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Check out Drobo. Not out of the box but there are droboapps for http and FTP you can add.
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by:exact1
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low cost just meant i did not want to spend loads, so a few hundred quid, its for home use, i want to host a website and some files for personal use that I can access when i am out and about via a laptop over the internet like documents, I want to put the nas next to my home router and use it for back on my lan, so 2TB and simple web host, file storage. I know I could use a PC for all those jobs, even asimple XP pro box with IIS5 installed but I want to leave a "modern" NAS on at home not a PC.

 
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by:exact1
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Drobo looks nice, no mention of any "apps"? QNAP also looks cool, that ha a webserver built in as well, looks rich with features.......I will read more about both. Cheers
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Google droboapps. There is a link on the main page for developers or something that takes you there as well.
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by:Paul MacDonald
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Windows Home Server sounds like a good fit.  It runs just under 100USD (hardware not included).
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by:exact1
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yah I would agree but...I would really like a simple small NAS box that I can leave on and not a tower PC, although there is hardware out there like cube PCs that could do it. Jau wanted a NAS box.
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by:Paul MacDonald
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If it means anything, WHS is designed to be headless - no keyboard, mouse or monitor attached.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Since we are going there, check out a Mac mini. Either with osx or put windows on it, it's a tiny silent little box. If you put it by your tv it doubles as a media server.
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by:exact1
ID: 35037017
MAC mini looks very nice....bit more than I wanted to pay though, but I like ya thinking. I will have  alot of reading to do about all this!
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by:exact1
ID: 35094700
best option here.
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