Hello, im a new member here though I have been lurking around the site for various mac solutions and have come accross something I could really use some help with, that said if this topic is in the wrong place or not the sort of thing you guys can help with please dont hesitate to recommend other sources/forums. Basically, I am working at a small graphic design company doing lots of odds and ends that the creative team dont want to deal with. The main issue that we are facing is that we all live and work about 500 miles from each other and are trying to come up with a way in which we can transfer files to each other quickly and easily (some of these files can be several gigs big). Currently they are using a service called sugarsync but I was wondering whether it would be better to rent some kind of server. My knowledge of servers is limited to the knowledge that they are essentially big towers of memory that can take and distribute large amounts of data. But after a couple hours googling all I have found is that there are several types of these servers and I am at a loss as to which one would suit our needs. Basically what we want is a portal that only we can access and with which we can upload/download work files to and from each other. Is this something that is worth renting a server for? if so what kind of server do we need? We are all running on mac machines if that makes any difference. As a secondary issue how would we go about setting up work email addresses e.g firstname.lastname@example.org . I have asked my techhy friend and he said the options were either to use some kind of server (though he was unsure of any detail beyond that) or to find some kind of website that specifically rents its own servers for that purpose. Any and all help appreciated.