5 reasons why your next PC should be a server


Best of all though, stand-alone servers don't have to cost the earth, the cheapest models from the big three vendors often cost under £200 once you factor in cashbacks – which are often very substantial at the entry level.

Servers are amongst the cheapest new computers on the market but bear in mind that, because of their target audiences, they don't usually come with an operating system. Nevertheless, getting Linux to boot shouldn't be an issue (check out our starter guide to Linux here).

If you plan to get a computer with plenty of expansion opportunity, on a budget and with some cracking components, then you certainly can't go wrong with a server.

Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.