Setting a PC as a “Server”?Locked
I am not very sophisticated when it comes to computers, so please be easy on me (-:
Issue: I have an office with 4 “stations” (4 clerks with 4 pc’s).
They all work on a program that is essential to the company. Each change in this program’s database needs to be synced to all other stations.
For example: if one clerk punch in the new information of a client, than the other clerk must have access to this information as well – and instantly.
This is done by the fact that each change in the clerks’ side, is being saved on the MAIN/SERVER pc.
Therefore, data is being accessible to all users.
This is the only program that we use that does this.
Can I use a medium-priced PC (that is, not a SERVER) in order to perform this task?
That is, can this be performed by a “regular” pc? I currently have a spare E7300 (i think that’s the processor name) – duel core Intel, with 2 gig ram. I was wondering if this PC can perform the job?
On that matter: is processing ppwer even an issue, or we are talking about a task that is so easy that ANY PC (for example, an old Celeron) will do?
I am assuming that ALL other issues are easily resolved (for example, the ability to share one printer with all stations, the ability to access the internet from this main computer and so on) – but if I am wrong about this, and there is something I am not considering, please let me know.
I would appreciate ANY advice and any help. But please limit the terminology so I can understand you (-: