This is the computer
which is permanently connected to the internet, that "serves"
the web site pages to the online visitors. As a small business this
is the last thing you should buy. It is much cheaper and easier to rent
capacity from a supplier in order to run your website, certainly to
If you experience
high growth of traffic on your site you may find it more economic to
purchase your own server. The traffic to justify this would be in the
1000000s of visitors per year. But to start, you should rent capacity
from a web hosting company until you see
how your online activities develop.
If you subsequently
need to purchase a web server then Sun, IBM, HP, Compaq and Dell
can supply the kit.