Mac Mini Server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jackhdev, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. jackhdev macrumors 6502

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    Is it advantageous to buy a Mac Mini without the server part and save money or should I buy the Mac Mini Server configuration? I am part of the Mac Developer Program, so I get the software for free. Anyway, if I host a basic website with a few hundreds hit a day, shouldn't the normal base model be fine?

    Btw, if you have a Google+ invite please send one to: jack at chillysky dot com. THANKS!!
     
  2. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    I think it should be fine, but there is always the possibility of hardware malfunction from being constantly on.
     
  3. saulinpa macrumors 6502

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    A few hundred hits a day isn't much of a load.

    Buy the server if you want two hard drives that are a bit faster (7200 rpm). Otherwise it is the same machine but comes with the faster cpu and more memory.
     
  4. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

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    The 2010 mac mini server with the 7200 rpm HDs in a RAID stripe has very fast disk access.

    The 2010 mac mini (non-server) only has one HD and an optical drive. I haven't used an optical drive, (except for OS reloads, which you can do by USB,) since 2008.

    For a simple HTML website with no server-side executed code, a few hundred hits a day, (that is about 3 hits an hour,) an AppleTV has more then enough horse-power. (People have jailbroken and used them as web servers. http://atv.macminivault.com/)
     
  5. Tulpa macrumors regular

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    Hundreds of hits a day is closer to 20 hits per hour...
     

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