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computer for scraping / databases

Hi
I am scraping informations from websites 24/7. The information is stored in a database.

I am looking for a setup where i can have a pc / server running python / mysql 24/7 and then being able to control that pc/server from a laptop.

How should i do this? Should i just buy a regular pc to run all the time, and then purchase for example teamviewer to control that pc from my laptop. Or should i buy a regular server?

If I go with the PC-option: Do you have any recomendations for which pc to buy when i need to:
1. have it running 24/7
2. use relatively large databases and complex calculations (neural networks etc.)

Thx Happy

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Re: server

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It's up to you what you buy. You can access both remotely via RDP (mstsc.exe). And they both can run 24/7.
So you can concentrate your selection on their suitability for your application they run.

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Many do this with everyday desktop PCs.

In reply to: computer for scraping / databases

There are a few that have it as a business and head to racked machines and drive systems. Since there are so many options here you have to kick around the ideas a lot and decide on the many choices offered today.

Post was last edited on March 21, 2016 10:03 AM PDT

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