Mac Mini G4 Webserver

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  1. DenBeke macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I've a 'spare' Mac Mini G4, that I can place in a datacenter (Someone made me a great offer.)

    1. Will the Mac Mini G4 @ 1.4Ghz be able to serve as webserver with PHP and MySQL?

    2. Are there any good control panels for adding domains, etc. Or can you do this with the built in OS X Server control panel?

    3. Is it compatible with IPv6? (Not that I will use it longtime, but I just want to know what's possible)

    4. When you look for dedicated servers or Mac Mini colocations they offer 'remote reboot'. Is that available for just any server? So could I use for in case something goes wrong?

    5. What will be the best as OS, Tiger or Leopard?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    1: Yes
    2: The OS X Server control panel can do that
    3: Yes
    4: That is available for most machine at those facilities, the G4 Mini is one of them.
    5: Leopard, make sure you update the core webservers to an up to date version to maximize security.
     
  3. DenBeke thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the fast reply!
    How does the remote reboot work? Could you explain that?

    (Sorry for those noob questions but i'm new in collocation and dedicated servers)
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The questions are fine. This stuff isn't well known to many.

    The remote restart works by you logging into your account with the service via their webpage. You go to your devices list and select the stuck Mini/device. You can then click on a button that will trigger the cabinet where it is located to cut the power to the Mini/device for a few seconds, then turn it back on again. If that doesn't work or your Mini doesn't turn back on again, you can email/call the 24/7 tech support and have them make sure your Mini/device is on. If it isn't you can have them turn it back on, service it, or send it back to you.
     
  5. DenBeke thread starter macrumors regular

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    So the remote reboot works with the 'restart after power cut' option in the Energy Saver panel in System Preferences?

    Well thanks for these answers!

    Is anyone else has experiences with a Mac Mini webserver, please share!
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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