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MacStadium is the premier Mac hosting company that provides dedicated Mac hardware and private cloud. They have thousands of Macs in multiple data centers where your hardware is secure, always available, and supported by a full team of Mac experts.

In addition to an established Atlanta location, MacStadium has recently opened data centers in Dublin, Ireland and Las Vegas, NV. You might be familiar with Mac hosting in Las Vegas thanks to Macminicolo, which has been operating in that location for over a decade. MacStadium and Macminicolo merged earlier this year, joining forces as a single Mac hosting company with excellent uptime and technical support.

MacStories has been hosted on Macminicolo's hardware for years now, and I can personally vouch for this service. It's one of the best decisions I ever made for this website.

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You can go check out MacStadium's latest promo here.

Our thanks to MacStadium for sponsoring MacStories this week.

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