Hosting services company XrackHosting, which focuses on Mac-based solutions, on Wednesday debuted dedicated hosting packages that feature Mac OS X Server v10.3
running on a Mac mini. In addition, they include Apple’s GUI-based server administration tools, which include Apache, MySQL, WebObjects and other services. Monthly pricing starts at US$199.95 for the 1.25GHz G4 mini, which includes 256MB RAM, a 40GB hard drive and 100GB of data transfers per month. $229.95 per month bumps customers up to the 1.42GHz G4 mini with an 80GB hard drive; more RAM, a backup drive and larger and/or faster hard drives can be added for an extra fee. Until April 15, XrackHosting is giving a free iPod shuffle to all customers who sign up for the new service.