Airport express man enough for web server on home network?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Magrathea, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Magrathea macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2008
    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 ?

  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    The Express has 100Base-T. If your internet connection isn't faster than 100Mbps, it should be fine.
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    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.
  4. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    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.

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