Mac Mini Server Question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by CS5679, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. CS5679 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2011
    Hello Macheads,

    So I bought a new mac mini about a year ago, I kinda regret purchasing it because i never use it I primalry use my laptop. So I was thinking about turing the mac mini into a small server. So my question is.... Is the mac mini suitable as a small server to say host a web site, or be a small file server, and is it suitable to be turned on 24/7 365 a year?
  2. sorepheet macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2010
    East Coast
    Very capable! It also sips power another plus :D
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Easy to set up as a file server. Web host, depending on what you want to do, will take a bit more effort and learning.
  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    You could alternatively hook the Mini up to your TV and use it as a HTPC.
  5. Waragainstsleep macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2003
    A Mac Mini could easily run as an HTPC, webserver and fileserver at the same time depending on client traffic. If its just your notebook then no sweat at all.
  6. Osamede macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2009
    I use mine as an HTPC and home server. Its been on 24/7 since last July I think is when I bought it and have not turned it off, other than a couple of automatic reboots when updating the OS. I wouldnt hesitate at all - it runs cool and very quiet. Just be sure to keep it well ventilated and dont stack anything on it.

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