Choosing a mini for a small business file / apache server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by threeandseven, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. threeandseven macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2015

    I have a new small business and am trying to decide if the mini is the best way to go for a file server / apache and mysql server. Currently, one of our employees iMacs is acting as the server, but I'd like to get it on to a computer of it's own. It seems like the mini is popular for this and makes sense.

    We primarily use the server just as a file hub. It also acts as an internal apache server and database for our inventory system. Only 3-5 people are accessing it, and it won't be serving anything up outside of our network.

    Would the 2012 quad core Mac Minis be a better fit here, or for the things we need do the extra cores not really matter? Is there a better solution than a Mac Mini?
  2. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    Keeping in mind I know very little about non-Windows servers, have you considered a Linux server?

    Easily a better deal for your money and vastly more configurable.
  3. dyt1983, Feb 25, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015

    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.

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