I've just read the homebrewserver manifesto, looked at the stack of unused laptops on my shelf, and I feel inspired!
What do you guys actually do with your home servers though?>
> What i'm doing right now is setting up a Xen virtual machine server to host multiple websites and services in a fairly secure manner
Isn't Xen kinda overkill? You can host multiple sites with an Nginx reverse proxy, unless you're doing some kind of interesting interactivity.
Good luck and have fun anyhow!
How easy is it to set up Xen?
I looked into it a few times for distro-hopping but it looked a bit overwhelming.
What do you guys actually do with your home servers though?
The most useful things I've found: