Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 15, 2007, 03:55 PM   #1
Cepe Indicum
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Using Xserve RAIDs for Web Hosting

Hi. Hope someone can help me out...

I'm hoping to start a business later in the year (in the UK, not that it makes much of a difference for this query), and would like to host my own website. I have some web-design skills (using Dreamweaver, Flash, etc.), and would really like to be as self-sufficient as possible.

I've read what I can about the Xserve line - from the Apple website itself, as well the web generally - but can't really find a lot of info on using Xserve RAIDS to host a website. I know it's possible from Apple's website, and I will be talking to Apple reps at their stores soon, but thought I'd 'talk' to you all first...

My questions then...
- Does anyone here use Xserves to host their own website?
- Can anyone suggest good articles (etc.) in this area?
- Are there training courses for the admin etc. that you can recommend?

I hope there are no silly comments in this post, but if there is please correct me! Thanks in advance for your help.

Last edited by Cepe Indicum; Jan 15, 2007 at 03:56 PM. Reason: Typos only.
Cepe Indicum is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2007, 05:53 PM   #2
Sesshi
Banned
 
Sesshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: One Nation Under Gordon
http://developer.apple.com/server/optimizexserve.html

If you're dedicating a server to hosting, then it is arguably the least relevant part of the whole setup in terms of initial planning.

What sort of pipe are you getting? Or are you colocating the server? How many sites do you intend to host? etc etc.
Sesshi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2007, 05:57 PM   #3
robbieduncan
Moderator
 
robbieduncan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: London
An XServe RAID on it's own cannot host or serve anything. It's a pure play RAID array. You still need an XServe to access the disks over fibre channel and serve the content.

Just in case we weren't clear on the capabilities of the box...
robbieduncan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 16, 2007, 02:49 AM   #4
Cepe Indicum
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sesshi View Post
http://developer.apple.com/server/optimizexserve.html

If you're dedicating a server to hosting, then it is arguably the least relevant part of the whole setup in terms of initial planning.

What sort of pipe are you getting? Or are you colocating the server? How many sites do you intend to host? etc etc.
Right...

Firstly, thanks to both of you for your help. Much appreciated. However, I think I might be running before I can walk, so to speak.

Any chance you could start at the beginning for a beginner? Please consider that I have no training or previous experience in this area, at all! Sorry.

Just a very quick overview of what I need to start off - assuming, to answer one of your questions Sesshi - that I am only hosting two websites, but that they have the potential to attract high-ish numbers of people and include many web-pages / downloadable documents.

Really, thanks so much for your help. If you think I should be looking elsewhere on the web for advice, please let me know.

Cheers.
Cepe Indicum is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 16, 2007, 04:42 AM   #5
Sesshi
Banned
 
Sesshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: One Nation Under Gordon
OK. I would say that unless you specifically want to set things up from the outset - laying leased lines, configuring servers from scratch, etc, look at virtual hosting or colocated / managed solutions where they have a server ready for you to load up.

http://hosting.verio.co.uk/?id=818
Verio has it's VPS plans where they give you a virtual server of your own with a fixed-speed connection to the Internet, and no bandwidth charges. So it is virtually like colocating your server already set up for web hosting duties with them.

When you outgrow services like VPS, then you can move to your own setup.

Last edited by Sesshi; Jan 16, 2007 at 04:51 AM.
Sesshi is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MobileMe Web Hosting stenackj iCloud and Apple Services 1 Feb 7, 2011 09:03 AM
Best place for web hosting and domain names Tech607 Web Design and Development 27 Jul 5, 2007 02:02 PM
Is .Mac sufficient for web hosting? slipper Web Design and Development (archive) 7 Oct 8, 2005 01:06 PM
Recommendations for Web Hosting company Hoven Community 27 Mar 23, 2005 07:38 PM
Xserve G5, fastest web hosting. matthewamzn Web Design and Development (archive) 6 Sep 4, 2004 02:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC