10.6 Server also as a production machine

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by andrei.barbuta, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. andrei.barbuta macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2009
    Hi, guys. I got a simple question.
    Me and a couple of friends of mine want to start to develop iOS games.
    I bought a Mac Mini and I want to know if I can install Snow Leopard Server to set up Address Book, iCal, Wiki, Website hosting servers and also use the machine for game development.
    1. Will I have problems with software that I install on SL Server? Like VLC for example and other software that a regular user would use?
    2. Obviously there will be a performance hit on the server, but do you think we can live with it?
    3. Any other aspects you might think?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    easy, the only difference between server and client is that it ships with a bunch of tools to configure the server software in mac.

    yes I did say configure, most of them are in the client version, their just hidden away, but you can go and configure them manually if you want.

    heres an example

    but back to the topic, yes you should be able to and it shouldn't be a problem, its not like ical and adressbook server is demanding.
  3. andrei.barbuta thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2009
    Just a follow-up question:
    I was watching Lynda.com Snow Leopard Essentials Training and the DNS confused me a bit.
    So, just to confirm. I can have the DNS, Mail, Address Book and any other services on the same machine right? Or do I have to have a different server for DNS and other one for the rest of the services?

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