The hardware requirement for a home lab can depend on your needs, but generally any machine with the following minimum specifications will suffice for a linux server:

  • Four cores and four+ threads
  • 8 GB of DDR3 ram
  • 256 GB of Solid State Storage
  • Hard Wired Connection
  • Static Local IP address
  • Port 443 accessible from WAN (Not blocked by Internet Service Provider)

In addition, you want a comptetent router to handle the traffic and requests to your server. If you plan on using a Cloud Virtual machine, or VPS, this is irrelevant.

A competent router is one that meets the following criteria:

  • Latest WiFi Standard
  • 2 GB of Ram
  • 1 gigabit networking for WAN and LAN
  • Reputable Security
  • Port Forwarding Options
  • Customizable Network Address Translation