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Take Control of OS X Server by Charles Edge

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Choosing Server Hardware

Perhaps the hardest part of using OS X Server is getting started. What computer should you use for your server? How much RAM and storage space should it have?

As the carpenter’s saying goes, “Measure twice, cut once.” Rarely is this truer than when planning to deploy a server. The more people who will access the shared resources of the server, the more the saying applies.

There are three main areas to consider: Storage, Server Resources (CPU and RAM), and Bandwidth. Plus, how you configure your server depends on what types of services you’ll be hosting, how many of them you plan to run, and how many users will be connecting.For instance, file servers typically need more storage and bandwidth. Web and database servers ...

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