Mac Webserver and Hosting Multiple Sites

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  1. leon7pro macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to host my own site on a Mac. I have a static IP as well as UPS for power backup. I am a web developer but my technical knowledge is limited. I need advice on which mac to use(thinking of getting a Mac Mini with 10.6 server, not sure if it will do), HD backup solutions, and the limitations of going this route. Any advice would be great. I want to host multiple sites(up to 6).
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Machine won't likely make much of a difference. The biggest issue with hosting yourself is that some internet providers have clauses in their terms of service that restrict hosting web sites. On top of this, residential internet bandwidth, especially for upload speeds are very low in comparison to what you would get with a dedicated host. Considering those low bandwidth speeds, any Mac will do for the most part.
     
  3. leon7pro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bandwidth

    Thanks for your reply. I have Verizon Fios 25/25(up/down). Will that do or should I upgrade to 35/35 or even 50/20?
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Depends on amount of traffic. Do some math.

    Its unlikely a home connection is good enough for hosting multiple business sites. However you can have co-location services, some even serve on Macs.
     
  5. leon7pro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bandwidth

    It is a FIOS business connection through Verizon. But I suppose you are right regardless. I will look into your suggestion. Thank you for your insight.
     
  6. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    25/25 would be better than the 50/20 because it is the upload that counts when it comes to running web sites.
     

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