macOS in the cloud.
We specialize in hosting Macs in data centers. Our two data centers (Milwaukee and Phoenix) host thousands of Macs. We have high density cabinets for both the Mac mini and Mac Pro. We host Macs for customers in almost every country. Our customer service and feature packed services make us the leader in the hosted Mac niche.
Popular uses for a hosted Mac:
- Website / Email Hosting
- Jenkins/Buildkite Continuous Integration
- Xcode Development
- macOS/iOS Software and Design Testing
- Daylite Hosting
- CRM Hosting
- Offsite Storage / Backup Server
- File Server
- Filemaker / Database Hosting
- Personal VPN Server
- Plex Media Server
- VMware ESXi/Fusion Virtualization Host
- Anka Virtualization Host
Each of our demo machines comes with macOS Catalina preinstalled.
Due to overwhelming demand and excessive fraud signups, free demos are currently unavailable. For immediate access to a dedicated Mac, check out our dedicated servers, which are available on a monthly basis with no contract.
We’re a small group based outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Many of us have founded our own
hosting/web companies that were acquired by Mac Mini Vault’s parent company, CyberLynk.
We are all highly skilled engineers with various wheelhouses; macOS, VMware, Linux, Windows, Cisco, VoIP.
Our customer service and technical expertise is highly valued by our customers.
DATA CENTER FEATURES
We are the only provider of Mac mini hosting that offers two data center options. The benefits of hosting with Mac Mini Vault do not stop there. We’ve worked hard to bring the most features and capabilities to market at the most competitive price.
- 1 Gbps Ports standard
- Native IPv6 included
- SOCII Audited (Phoenix)
- Free Hands on Support*
We simply do not believe in constantly charging customers for every little thing. If you need an OS re-installed, or a video dongle hooked up to your machine you shouldn’t have to worry about charges or monthly add-on costs.
Monthly service costs can be deceptive. When choosing a host be sure to compare all the
features. What will it cost if something breaks? What if I want a faster port? Is IPv6 connectivity
available? Our goal is to deliver the best service and the most value.
We’re your hands and eyes and can assist with diagnosing and repairing your issue.
All Mac minis and Mac Pros come with a 1 Gbps network uplink to a Cisco switch stack that is redundantly connected to our backbone with 10 Gbps fiber.
We eat, breathe, and sleep Apple. We spend a lot of time with macOS.
Access bandwidth graphs and remote power controls within your customer portal.
We run a dual stack network at both our data centers with multiple IPv4 and IPv6 peers.
We only rent out dedicated hardware, no virtualized servers that run like molasses.
Have questions? No worries. We are here to help.
HOW FAST IS YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION?
Each Mac mini has a 1 Gbps network connection a few hops away from the public internet. Each data center has multiple bandwidth providers and we make sure all of our connections have plenty of available bandwidth. To summarize, “very fast”.
WHAT CAN YOU USE A MAC MINI OR MAC PRO FOR?
Many, many things. Use it as a server. Load ESXi on it and run macOS, Linux, or Windows Virtual Machines. Host Mac specific software (Filemaker, Daylite, Xcode, Jenkins, etc). Personal remote workstation. Off site backup/redundancy. Software development and testing. Plus many more use cases.
HOW RELIABLE IS A MAC MINI?
Very reliable. If you had to choose a weak point of the Mac mini, it’d be the hard drive. Performing backups to a second drive and using our Enterprise colocation plan will ensure that when the day comes that your hard drive finally stops spinning, you won’t have data loss or any unexpected bills. We’ll handle the hardware repair and data restore free of charge.
I GET THE RENT2OWN MAC MINI AFTER 12 MONTHS?
Well yes and no. We don’t automatically pack it up and ship it to you. Your colocation service keeps renewing until you cancel that. We treat the Mac mini as owned by you at that point and only invoice the colo fees.
WHAT IS COLOCATION?
Colocation (colo for short) is where a customer owns their equipment and pays a data center for rack space, bandwidth, and power. Over the long term this is a tremendous savings over leasing equipment. When you no longer need the server hosted we ship it back to you.
WHAT IF I WANT TO RUN WINDOWS, LINUX, OR VIRTUALIZATION?
We are one of the few companies that will load Windows or Linux (CentOS/Ubuntu Server LTS) on a bare metal Mac mini. We also offer ESXi which is great for virtualization. You can also virtualize inside your macOS, Windows, or Linux OS as well. You’ll most likely want an additional IP for each VM. Check out our Alternative OS page for information on Mac mini models that support Windows, Linux, and ESXi.