Using an older Mini as a server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by aaronvan, Jan 26, 2013.

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    aaronvan

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    I have an older Mac Mini (Macmini1,1 1GB RAM) running OS X 10.6.8 that I would like to set up as a small hobby server, just running a single web site.

    Should I run Apache with the current system? Is it possible to get Snow Leopard Server from an after market provider? Obviously, I can't run anything higher. Any ideas are appreciated.
     
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    I would just put a MAMP package on it - Apache, PHP and MySQL.

    no need for OS X Server at all for simple webserver.

    I assume its for internal use and not for serving up to the public.

    Apache on the mac is simple (you can if you want just use the default one that is activated in the sharing settings section), but its half the fun to set it up yourself and learn at least the basics of configuration.

    I would think that 1GB Ram should be ok with simple website serving. much more and it may want another meg,
     
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    aaronvan

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    It will be a public web site although I don't expect much traffic. I'm basically doing it for my own edification. MAMP looks like a good solution.

    Intell, thanks for the link, too.
     

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