What will I need? You do not need an expensive server. Any computer you can pick up 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 must also invest in or provide an external hard drive (required) to perform routine backups of the HoudiniEsq install folder (1TB+). IMPORTANT: If you are going to use an existing machine to host HoudiniEsq it is best practice to install a fresh operating system onto the device or wipe it completely clean prior to installing HoudiniEsq. The host machine should be dedicated to hosting HoudiniEsq and your data, nothing more.
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 courtroom 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 an SSL Certificate or sign-up for a Cloud account Today and start right away.
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. All your data will reside on the host computer regardless if you access HoudiniEsq locally or remotely.
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