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I do quite a bit of webdesign and have always wanted to host my own sites and custom servers that I make in C#. Today, somebody just gave me an "Array Networks SPX2000". It came with just the power cable and a burned CD with some pictures of itself and a couple of pdf files. He said it worked fine, he just didn't know how to use it.

Is this something that I can use for what I want? If so, how? I'm used to hosting things directly from my own computer. I've never done it from an actual server. Is there some location for me to start learning how to handle this situation? Some kind of tutorials for setting it up, etc.?


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closed as not constructive by Shane Madden, mailq, Ward, Zoredache, Mark Henderson Nov 10 '11 at 2:18

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If he didn't know how to use it then how did he know that it worked fine? – joeqwerty Nov 9 '11 at 23:42
@joeqwerty The company bought it only weeks before. Apparently it was the wrong one or something. – Xander Lamkins Nov 9 '11 at 23:47
Probably the wrong for webhosting! ;-) funny. – mailq Nov 9 '11 at 23:50
They make you a present of a $8,000 hardware? Looks as if this fell off the back of a lorry. – mailq Nov 10 '11 at 0:00
They bought it for a few weeks ago for $8k, and they've already lost the user manuals, and they're not on good enough terms with their supplier to be able to return it? Smells suss. – Mark Henderson Nov 10 '11 at 2:19
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This is a VPN appliance. In which way do you think this is connected to "webserver" and "hosting"?

The best way to start is to read the manual and to understand what a VPN appliance is.

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+1 A quick search by the OP would have turned this information up, and a search for VPN after viewing the first result of the previous the rest. – James Skemp Nov 10 '11 at 1:40

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