Creating a Dev Server???

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by smilinmonki666, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. smilinmonki666 macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hi Guys,

    I've been searching the good old web now for about a month now... & it's driving me nuts!!!

    What I'm trying do, is use a spare machine for a server to use it for web & app development. I would need it to have the following:

    An SVN server?
    A PHP/ Apache/ MySQL server (<- using MAMP on the mac at the moment)
    Using TextMate & Netbeans for the web development tools and with svn?​
    Something to develop iOS Apps <- Will use Dashcode but can I use it with the SVN part?
    A file server?
    The web server will need to be accessible outside of the home? <-DNS software?
    It will need to run Redmine & possibly merge the tracker with the SVN part?

    I'm trying to set up Linux Ubuntu 10.04 Server but getting really annoyed with it. I'm not a beginner with Linux, but I'm not advanced with Linux. Although I've always liked this it's just getting annoying. After working with OS X, nothing else seems as easy?!?

    I am using an iMac & a MacBook Pro to develop on & I have recently been told by a friend that I can use my Spare box as a Hackintosh machine? Not my ideal solution as I'm not one for using pirate software or anything like that, but I will be purchasing another mac, possibly a Mac Mini, so I could use the hackintosh as a demo & possibly transfer everything over??

    Could anyone confirm this is possible with OS X, or am I better with OS X Server or a Linux Server Distro. (The cost is not as much of an issue.)

    I currently use this set up at work on a Windows/ Linux system with NetBeans, Tortoise & MySQL Admin Panel.

    Please can someone point me in the right direction? Would the hackintosh be suitable?
  2. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2005
    Halifax, Canada
    I'm not sure how running these things on a Mac would be any less complicated than running them on Linux, but then I hand edit the config files for PHP/Apache/MySQL on my Mac.

    "The web server will need to be accessible outside of the home? <-DNS software?"

    If you want your home-based server to be publicly accessible, then you need to either put it in a DMZ on your router/firewall, or port forward the required ports from the router.

    You can use a service like to point to your home IP address, and then use a daemon on the server to update whenever your public IP address changes.
  3. smilinmonki666 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    Thats kind of what I was thinking in regards to the DNS. The reason I think it would be less complicated is because of the bonjour service for one & the fact they are designed to work together. If I can use the Hackintosh with OS X Server I can use the mail server, iCal & address book server.

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