Initial questions to start mining

I am thinking about running the Equihash miner software in the background on my dedicated web server, which usually has 99% idle CPU. CPU is Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 3.30GHz (4 cores, 8 threads). OS is CentOS 7. 8GB RAM. 240GB SSD.

From what I’ve read, it seems better to use a mining pool rather than solo mining, so I was going to use the Flypool.

Should I use nicehash/nheqminer or etherchain-org/nheqminer?

etherchain-org/nheqminer seems to be what is recommended (required?) by the FlyPool; however, nicehash/nheqminer has specific build instructions for my case.

Lastly, I’d like to get a feel for the risk of running this on a production server with live client sites. I am doing a CPU load analysis, so that I can run the miner on less threads during peak usage times (e.g. system backup, etc.) Silly question, maybe, but since I am very new to this, I’d just like to ask how safe it is to run this code on my server.

much thanks,

With E3-1230 V3, you will get 20 sol/s, can’t pay for electric fee.

Shoot… I blew this totally. I had Googled for hashrate of this CPU, but was looking at the wrong altcoin. At 20 sol/s, is only $6 per month – not worth it.

use it to mine the other coin… ???

Btw, doing this on a production server is, well… it’s not worth your job .