the thing is as far I have experience with technology that many times software works but then you discover "gremlins" and find out several problems that are caused because of non-compatibility... I am sure you know this.
That is why I asked for help as I am not familiar with this type of work - server based I mean... I have been setting up PC's since I can remember... Win 3.11 from diskettes and so on... but server, WordPress based work is new to me...
I would like to have such version that I can access WordPress remotely and manage things as admin... and also reset server sometimes - I do not know what is suggested period - once a week, month etc...
I would also like that the WordPress Plugins will work... as if the WordPress with all the Plugins I will "really need - I do not know yet..." won't work surely and flawlessly there is no point doing the project...
Lyle if you have an insight to my doubts I will be very happy to hear it.... also to my specific questions I wrote above in BOLD.
I am learning here and nothing excites me more as learning things to pull this thru as you know it is so with new things to the man :-)
I read some versions (newer ones do not work on XP Windows) and as I am not much aquinted with Uniform Server I wouldn't want to install the wrong one as I wouldn't know is it because the version is not for XP made or I went wrong somewhere... etc.
Am I wrong regarding that some versions do not work on XP Pro. SP3 as I read that under Announcments... ?
Which version would you install and what else beside the Uniform Server do I need to install (Uniform Server additional plugins etc...) so in my main Q mentioned project will function as it should?
Oh, I have no need to ran it on USB stick as you may already figured out!
Do I correctly understand that also a grafic card is needed wor the WordPress web site to function better - the HP/Compaq has integreted grafic card but I have "a brand new ATI Radeon 256 MB" for installing - so my Q is am I wrong as far as it concerns the needed grafic card to run a server with WordPress site with also grafic images , pdf...?? Or a dedicated is more than enough? When more users see the site and open grafic material does it make a difference?
Regarding PC DDR ram I have installed 1x2 GB and 3x1 GB (3x TURBO MEMORY BLACK/Silver stick pqi25400-1024DB DDR2-667 1GB(512MBx2) CL4-4-4-12 Dual Channel) - is this good ram for server?
I am also wondering regarding Hard Drive as I have an option to leave WD 500 GB + install 640 additional GB WD (this one is 320 GBx2 in one model : Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB 3,5 SATA-300 16MB HDD) or should I take out the 500GB and install 2x640 GB - opinion on speed I mean???
What is your opinion regarding "Q4: - Do not wanna go into direction of buying expensive (I do not even have the funds...) Windows Server Standard 2012 for this, maybe it would not even function any better???"
I mean does the OS XP PRof. SP3 + Uniform Server suffice comparing to Windows Server Standard 2012 or it is much worser solution (long term I mean, now of course I will go with the Unf. Server)? I just mean what pros/Cons have Uniform Server vs. GUI-Windows Server Standard 2012 ?