Thinking about a server for your business? Check with MJS first. A Linux server will save you hundreds of pounds in software licences (compared to a Microsoft server), yet give you more stable functionality than Microsoft can offer with way fewer reboots. Linux is free, stable and based on Unix which is used by most web hosting companies. It offers full support for email using the Sendmail or Exim. Apache as a natural addition to any Linux installation, you will be able to host your own web site or even multiple sites using virtual servers.
MJS have built a lot of servers (both Microsoft based and Linux based). If you need the functionality of both Windows and Unix on the same server, you may want to consider using virtual machines (VM). Running several virtual machines on a quad core Intel processor is fast and easy, giving each machine the resources necessary for it to perform its duties. Run your email server in one VM, your web server in another and your authentication server in another – all on the same physical machine, all running at the same time and all performing adequately. This will save you a fortune in hardware and electricity bills.
Linux is the future and Microsoft are getting scared! Linux is used by universities and large industry, but is becoming more common place in the smaller office not only because of it's cost saving over Microsoft products, but also because people are hearing about it's solid reliability capable of keeping it running for well over a year without the need to reboot.
Servers can have multi-functions or can be configured primarily for one or two services (e.g. a web server or a file server). MJS can configure your server to do exactly what you want and install Joomla, Drupal, Moodle, OpenCart or any other package.
What ever your needs, from single disk FTP servers to 20 drive RAID/LVM multi-function servers - get in touch with MJS.