Leopard server for web hosting

iansilv

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If I wanted to create a local data center, could I host with leopard server, and cluster them?
 

tersono

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Yes, although if all you're wanting to host is web sites, there are cheaper Linux-based alternatives that work equally well. OS X server really comes into its own when you're providing a wider range of network services.
 

iansilv

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Oh come on cromulent! I recognize your authority ad wisdom and smarter than me stuff! I am just looking or some advice and thoughts, like anyone else here. I just bought my first mac, I am impressed with it, and I am trying to learn more about the entire mac ecosystem. Don't be a jerk.
 

iansilv

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Yes, although if all you're wanting to host is web sites, there are cheaper Linux-based alternatives that work equally well. OS X server really comes into its own when you're providing a wider range of network services.
I have though about that, but I am attracted to the usability of the system. It is just slick! I am typing this on my first mac- thank you for your constructive comments.
 

Cromulent

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Oh come on cromulent! I recognize your authority ad wisdom and smarter than me stuff! I am just looking or some advice and thoughts, like anyone else here. I just bought my first mac, I am impressed with it, and I am trying to learn more about the entire mac ecosystem. Don't be a jerk.
I'm not being a jerk. Perhaps a bit blunt but not a jerk.

The point I was trying to make was that hosting websites requires a lot of knowledge if you want to manage a dedicated server.

You need to know about maintenance, security, reliability and backup methods to name a few. The fact that you were asking the question you were shows that you do not have that knowledge or at least fail to see the connection between Leopard server and other Unix / Linux distributions when used within a server environment.

Building a data centre is another kettle of fish entirely. You would need fire protection, power redundancy, physical security personnel, cages, multiple network connections, network redundancy the list goes on.

I was just pointing out the fact that you should probably do a bit more reading before jumping into something of this size.
 

Eraserhead

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Building a data centre is another kettle of fish entirely. You would need fire protection, power redundancy, physical security personnel, cages, multiple network connections, network redundancy the list goes on.
I suspect he doesn't literally want to do that, but just wants to see if he can host his own website locally ;).
 
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