I grew up in the Windows world. This is my 1st Mac. I've had my Mini for over a year & I'm still learning about it.
Windows has 2 ways to put a computer to sleep. Hibernate saves the contents of the RAM to the hard drive & turns off the PC. Sleep keeps power to the RAM. I think that I read that Sleep on the Mac is a combination of Hibernate & Sleep. Is that correct? My Mini & the monitor are plugged into a UPS. What would happen to a sleeping Mac if it isn't plugged into a UPS?
I want to be able to control my Mini remotely, but I want to keep it simple. I have to install software on both the host & client & also set up my Mac for remote management & remote login, right? I've watched YouTube videos. I don't want to make changes to the router, etc. I used to work in the mailroom of the VA hospital. It has Pitney-Bowes mail machines. The tech can remotely access the machines by using TeamViewer. That's simple. That's what I want. But I want to be able to access the computer unattended. So, I'll need software that's simple like TeamViewer, but that allows me to access the computer unattended.