Airport express man enough for web server on home network?

Magrathea

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Aug 21, 2008
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Have set up a web server on my cable internet account - will switch to a business account that allow hosting.

Will be hosting about 20 website, not a huge amount of traffic on a mac mini 2007 Ubuntu server with SSD.

I am wondering if the Airport express via ethernet will be up to the job of handling all the extra traffic or will my network bog down to a crawl. Perhaps I need to use a beefier router with WRT installed ?

Thx
 

Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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Elkton, Maryland
Have set up a web server on my cable internet account - will switch to a business account that allow hosting.

Will be hosting about 20 website, not a huge amount of traffic on a mac mini 2007 Ubuntu server with SSD.

I am wondering if the Airport express via ethernet will be up to the job of handling all the extra traffic or will my network bog down to a crawl. Perhaps I need to use a beefier router with WRT installed ?

Thx
Honestly, I slam my AirPort roaming network and it never gives up. However, since you are doing hosting, I would go for an Extreme. You can pick one up from Apple Refurb for $85.00 for a 5th gen.
 

pmau

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Nov 9, 2010
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An 8-port gigabit ethernet switch from Netgear costs around 29 Euro.

They have a metal case, no fan and you can plug in your cable modem, your Airport Express for WiFi and your computers.

The switch will handle any overload by delaying the packets, will allow VLAN tagging for your internal devices and even more.

I have two of them in my home, moving away from WiFi, put my Apple-TV, my Macs, my Smart TV and my NAS on them and it really makes a difference.