5 reasons why your next PC should be a server

More than just cheap and cheerful


Mention servers in a conversation and most people will draw a blank. To others who work in tech, that will bring back memories of massive black metal boxes that are expensive, heavy but also powerful and love to live in groups (called server farms or data centres).

Things are however changing as more and more people are considering stand-alone servers because they offer a number of advantages compared to other tech solutions around. Here are five of them, some of which are actually quite surprising.


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