My brother has recently commissioned me to build two servers for his businesses.
Outside of the OS, I'm not too clear what actually defines a "server" configuration.
I know we will be using a mirrored RAID configuration for data security, probably SATA...less expensive than SCSI, and a hot-swappable drive for nightly backups ( gets removed and locked in a fireproof safe each night).
Obviously, high end video/sound are unnecessary.
From what I can tell, CPU speed is really not as critical as mega-memory capacity.
These are not big businesses and I believe that the main use is to host files for the office...I don't think a website is involved.
I'll know more after this weekend, but I'd like to go into the meeting with a bit more knowlege so I don't appear to be the dunderhead that I actually am.