Why a Mac mini?The tiny powerhouse for all things Mac.
The Mac mini is powered by a multi-core Intel Core i5/i7 processor with up to 16GB of RAM and upgradeable internal storage. Running a mini as an offsite backup, web server, ftp server, e-mail server, etc is very cost effective. Specific Mac software can also be hosted on a mini (Xcode Server, Filemaker, Jenkins). Because of the mini’s efficiency we are able to offer enterprise level colocation at a minimal price. Generating less heat and using less power is not only a great way to save money, but it is also cleaner for the environment. The Mac mini is the most cost effective way to start hosting with macOS.
Choice of Software
It is your choice to load Windows or Linux on your Mac mini prior to sending it to us. We have Windows and Linux engineers on staff that are able to assist you if needed. Alternative installation and configurations are available when purchasing Mac mini from us. You can also virtualize a Linux, Windows, or macOS using programs like Fusion or Parallels – or run the VMware ESXi bare metal hypervisor.
Based on Open Source
MAMP PRO is an open source based web server package. With it you can deploy an Apache web server utilizing PHP and MySQL within minutes. Apache is the most widely used web server software on the internet. It is open source and has been available since 1996.
Turn your Mac into a server by purchasing Server.app from the AppStore on any Mac running macOS 10.10 “Yosemite”. Profile Manager unlocks the capability to control and manage other Macs running macOS 10.7 Lion and newer as well as iOS devices. Xcode Server allows for continuous integration between a team of developers and manages automated software builds & tests. With other features such as calendars, address book, email etc, Wiki Server, and File Sharing Server macOS Server allows for out of the box business collaboration.
At idle, the Mac mini sips 6w (13w on the past Late-2012 model) of power. Generating very little heat and highly optimized to reduce power usage as much as possible. We are able to host a great number of Mac minis in a single data center cabinet allowing us to maximize the number of clients we can sustain while keeping our power and cooling usage down.
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