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Quality Mac Server Hosting

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know a good quality mac server host with redundant internet providers and good support?
     
  2. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

  3. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    They seem to require you to send them your mac.
     
  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

  5. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Awesome, you are right :)

    If anyone has worked with any of these, please let me know.
     
  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    A Mac Mini or the company?
    I've got a Mini as my main desktop - I'm pretty sure with those you have to by the server add-on but not sure.
    If I was going to go that route, I'd be getting a Linux box instead personally. You can get better hardware for about the same price (or cheaper).
     
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  7. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I use linux now but I need to install some mac-only stuff.
     
  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    What kind of "mac-only" stuff? Are you planning on using this as a server or a remote computer?
     
  9. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Just curious. Why you want to use mac for server? Is this production server? A server that will server FTP, Webserver, MySQL, etc?
     
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  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I've been tempted to try one just to play with.... but honestly for the same amount of money I can get a MUCH better Linux server that will run circles around the Mini.
     
  11. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    It is for using Mac-only hosting applications for certain games.
     
  12. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

    Something which relates to XCode or XCode command line also need Mac OS/ OS X server to run.
     
  13. woei

    woei Well-Known Member

    Isn't it easier to install OSX server on a VMware instance? Then you don't have the need to run on Mac hardware and be more flexible in search of a good hosting provider.
     
  14. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    You're not allowed to do that though. Plus you'd have a ton of driver issues.

    OS X is only licensed to run on Apple hardware. Not that it's a bad thing. Mac Mini's make for awesome reliable server farms, as do the new Mac Pro's
     
  15. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    How about hackintos for server?
     
  16. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    What is that??
     
  17. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Something you don't want to fool with if you want your server to be reliable.
    Stick with an Apple product using OS X server.
     
  18. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    A mac mini for a server.... huh .... Why do I have the imagine in my head of things burning up in flames?!
     
  19. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Just a small server for something unimportant.
     
  20. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Actually they do a pretty good job for what they are typically used for. Low power draw, very reliable and small form factor (you can get a BUNCH of them in a cabinet).
     
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