Mac Mini Server

jackhdev

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Apr 9, 2011
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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?

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And1ss

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Oct 20, 2009
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I think it should be fine, but there is always the possibility of hardware malfunction from being constantly on.
 

saulinpa

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Jun 15, 2008
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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
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.
 

logandzwon

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Jan 9, 2007
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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/)
 
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