Hardware for MAC OS X Server (Mac Mini?)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by TheDude01, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Hey,

    i need a quick tip from you guys. We're starting a new office for our company and it's going to be Mac only. There will be approximately 10-15 people working there after a while (we're currently at 2;).

    I need to set up a server for us for:
    - web development testing (PHP5 + MySql, 2-3 websites, 5-10 users)
    - file sharing (~500GB HDD)
    - network collaboration (i.e. calendar, tasks, wiki)

    So since we're be using Mac's the natural choise would be the Mac OS X Server (iCal, iChat would work great). But I'm not sure about buying a XServe or a MacPro, since they are very expensive (not that we can't afford it, just why waste money).

    What do you think about buying a 1.8GHz Dual Core Mac Mini + Mac OS X Server 10.4 + 500GB external FireWire drive?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    wrldwzrd89

    #2
    Interesting choice, but I'd say that only makes sense if you have a monitor to use with it already. If you don't I'd suggest instead the 17-inch iMac with a 2.0 GHz processor and the 500 GB hard drive option. It'll probably end up a little cheaper, plus you'll get the added performance of a Core 2 Duo instead of a Core Duo.

    Also, you can do PHP testing and stuff like that perfectly well on Mac OS X Client. I do it on my own Mac ;)
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    OttawaGuy

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