For the business owner, the question to ask is: Do you really want to trust your business data and processes to just any hardware?
Most businesses will be far happier with a computer that is ready-made to be a dedicated server than with one that began life as a standard desktop computer. If your company’s data is at all important to you, it is the only way to go.
Because a server is engineered to manage, store, send and process data 24-hours a day, it has to be more reliable than a desktop computer and offers a variety of features and hardware not typically used in the average desktop computer.
Even if the desktop computer had similar processor speeds, memory and storage capacity compared to a server, it still isn’t a replacement for a real server. The technologies behind them are engineered for different purposes.