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      Mac mini 2014 Tear-Down & Benchmarks

      Mac mini 2014 Tear-Down & Benchmarks

      A couple days ago, Apple released its latest round of Mac mini hardware to the world. Today, we show you a complete step by step how-to tear-down the 2014 Mac mini from the outside-in. Key differences vs. 2012 generation Mac mini: Intel Haswell generation i5 and i7 CPUs Dual Core CPU architecture.  No option for […]

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      Apple’s Big Announcement is Here

      Apple’s Big Announcement is Here

      “It’s been way too long.” That’s the cryptic message Apple sent out a few weeks ago as a teaser to its big announcement made today. Industry gurus began speculating accordingly as to what would be revealed, but now that the mystery is officially out of the bag, everyone is scrambling to respond. That is, everyone […]

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      Hosting Elite Gigabit Speed Tests

      Hosting Elite Gigabit Speed Tests

      Often times subscribers wonder if Hosting Elite (Gigabit) connectivity is ‘really’ full Gigabit, and is it ‘really’ 10x faster than our Hosting Pro 100Mbps package… The answer is YES! Hosting Elite is truly a full duplex Gigabit (1,000Mbps) Ethernet feed to the Internet. Better yet, just like our Hosting Pro 100Mbps package, we do NOT […]

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      Hosting Pro 100Mb Speed Tests

      Hosting Pro 100Mb Speed Tests

      In order to give all of our potential customers a better idea of the level of Internet performance that should be expected at MacStadium.com with all of our Hosting plans, we decided to complete an “Around The Globe” speed test compilation based on the Ookla Speedtest.net Internet benchmarking site.   Internet performance benchmark results are always […]

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      OSX 10.8 & 10.9 Headless GPU Enabler Comparisons

      OSX 10.8 & 10.9 Headless GPU Enabler Comparisons

      Have you ever wondered how to increase your remote desktop performance with your hosted Apple Mac Server running OSX here at MacStadium?   Did you know you can easily change your remote desktop resolution to a variety of choices which will best suit your requirements?  From 800×600 to 1080p and beyond, we have solutions that will enable them […]

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      How to setup a MacStadium Cisco IPSEC VPN connection

      How to setup a MacStadium Cisco IPSEC VPN connection

      The majority of our corporate and Enterprise customers take advantage of one of the Cisco Firewall (Adaptive Security Appliance) options that we offer here at MacStadium. We offer four primary solutions which include: Managed Firewall Service (a partition on a shared cluster) : $50/Month Dedicated Cisco ASA5505 Firewall (Up to 150Mbps thru-put) : $75/Month Dedicated Cisco ASA5520 Firewall […]

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      MacDirectory interviews MacStadium!

      MacDirectory interviews MacStadium!

      MacDirectory magazine is the premiere creative lifestyle magazine for Apple enthusiasts featuring interviews, in-depth tech reviews, Apple news, insights, latest Apple patents, apps, market analysis, entertainment and more.   Their mission is to educate, inspire and help readers get the most out of their Apple experience. The team at MacDirectory did a great job digging into […]

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      OSX 10.9 Mavericks is here – and its Free!

      OSX 10.9 Mavericks is here - and its Free!

      Great news from Apple today! OSX 10.9 aka ‘Mavericks’ is now available on the App store for FREE as a single step upgrade from 10.6.x (snow leopard), 10.7.x (lion), and 10.8.x (mountain lion) for all Mac mini server hardware 2009 and beyond! As a MacStadium subscriber, you are free to install and/or upgrade to OSX […]

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      1,500 Mac mini servers can’t be wrong!

      1,500 Mac mini servers can't be wrong!

      We just completed inventory, and had a few moments to reflect on the fun journey we have had here at MacStadium since we first got our start in early 2012.  Obviously we are not the oldest Mac hosting company on the planet, but our explosive growth shows that without a doubt we are the most popular, and we are […]

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      Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start: Part 2

      Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start:  Part 2

      This is a 4 part series designed to get new  subscribers educated, configured, tested, and ultimately up and running with their Mac servers at MacStadium for the common tasks of hosting authoritative Internet DNS, Web Server, and Mail Server all using OSX Mountain Lion Server App in about an hour. In this second part of a 4 part […]

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      Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start: Part 1

      Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start: Part 1

      This is a 4 part series designed to get new  subscribers educated, configured, tested, and ultimately up and running with their Mac servers at MacStadium for the common tasks of hosting authoritative Internet DNS, Web Server, and Mail Server all using OSX Mountain Lion Server App in about an hour. In this first part of a […]

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      New Mac Pro Hosting and Colocation will be here soon!

      New Mac Pro Hosting and Colocation will be here soon!

      A week ago, Apple announced the stunning New Mac Pro line which features a radically new ‘miniature’ form factor that we believe is absolutely perfect for deployment into high density server Hosting environments like MacStadium. Mac products have earned their reputation of being ultra reliable, compact, and eco-friendly while at the same time being a tried, and […]

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      Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Series

      Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Series

      OSX Server for Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8.x) is an add-on which can be purchased for $19.99 from the Apple App Store and installed on any Apple Mac server running here at MacStadium.  Once installed, the Server App adds many features which are make great use of a hosted Mac server here at MacStadium, and leverage […]

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      MacStadium.com Enterprise Solutions PR

      MacStadium.com Enterprise Solutions PR

      From PRWeb 4/15/13: Title: MACSTADIUM.COM LAUNCHES THE WORLDS MOST ADVANCED APPLE MAC HOSTING SERVICES FOR ENTERPRISES. Subtitle: MacStadium is the first in the Apple Mac hosting services space to offer end to end Enterprise grade hosting solutions which enable large scale and mission critical hosting, colocation, and cloud solutions for business. Body: ATLANTA, GA – […]

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      Installing Mountain Lion VPN and Firewall

      Installing Mountain Lion VPN and Firewall

      If you desire to ‘lock down’ your hosted Mac mini in MacStadium, there are a variety of solutions available from our managed firewall services using Cisco ASA to other lower end software solutions which can be implemented at no cost! Please find the following tutorial which describes some of the most common base practices for […]

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      In-Depth Remote Desktop Performance Review

      In-Depth Remote Desktop Performance Review

      Last year, we ran some blog articles about video performance using various remote desktop programs for remotely managing a Mac mini in the MacStadium datacenter. In those articles, we mentioned VNC (which comes with OSX by default), Splashtop, TeamViewer, Log-me-in, and others. This continues to be a very popular subject here at MacStadium colocation. Beyond […]