Help Slam This Web Server To Find Out If The $99 Apple TV Can Replace An XServ



Can a $99 second-gen Apple TV operate under heavy load as a web server? With the death of the venerable XServ line, one hosting company is going to try to find out.

Over at Mac Mini Vault, a Chicago data center that uses Mac Minis to host client websites, they’re testing to see how well a jailbroken second-gen AppleTV running lighttpd handles traffic and CPU load.

Right now, it’s just a test, but if the AppleTV does well enough, we could be looking at something pretty wonderful.

To help the guys over at MacMiniVault out, click on this page. That leads to a website hosted on the jailbroken ATV. To test, they need to throw as many simultaneous users as possible at the machine, so please help them out. A $99 Apple web server might just be in reach!

[via MacStories]


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