What will I need? You do not need an expensive server. Any computer you can pickup from BestBuy for around $300-$400 bucks will do very nicely. Keep in mind that all your data, emails, email attachments and documents will be stored on this machine so a large hard drive (500GB+) is very important. You should also invest in an external hard drive just to perform routine backups of the HoudiniEsq install folder (1TB+). All your data will reside on the host computer regardless if you access HoudiniEsq locally or remotely. Please note, although you will be using a Web Browser you are NOT going over the internet when connecting locally although you will be using a web browser to interact with the product’s user interface. You can run HoudiniEsq locally on a laptop or PC with no further requirements if you are a solo practitioner.
If you want to connect to your instance of HoudiniEsq remotely or want your staff to access their data from a mobile device when on the go, working from home, a court room or from any PC outside your local network, then you should install HoudiniEsq onto a standalone PC in your office not your personal laptop. Remote access will require a static IP address, an optional Domain name and a SSL Certificate. You will find more information here.