Mac OS X Sever Question's

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ws6kid, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. ws6kid macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010
    Before I start I Hope i posted in the right place.
    And if i didn't please tell me.

    I've been a mac user since early 2007. (Imac)
    And a week ago i purchased a new macbook pro.
    And i love it! but now my imac has little to no use.
    The imac has a 300 Gb hard drive and i'm thinking of upgrading to a 1tb or 2tb HDD
    With saying that i would like to host a small website for my personal use
    And have a online hard drive to store my music and other items
    that i would like to access from the web.
    I was thinking of chaining the Os on the imac to Mac OsX sever ( is it even possible?)
    If not i would buy a used mac pro and beef it up a bit.

    Now to my main question
    I've seen a few post around here saying that leopard can do some simple hosting and sever services ? If so how? or what programs are needed
    and if not can the imac use mac os sever?

    Thank you for reading
    and sorry for the messy post.:apple:
  2. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    You don't need OS X Server.

    You can do all those things from the Sharing Preference Pane inside System Preferences.

    I have no idea what this means. But what I said about still stands. You don't need OS X Server and you don't need a Mac Pro.
  3. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Probably "I was thinking of chaining the Os on the imac to Mac OsX sever ( is it even possible?)" should be "I was thinking of changing the OS on the iMac to Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server (is it even possible?)"

    The answer is "yes it is possible" but "no, you shouldn't" still applies. If running a web server is just for local use and all you have is one computer operating, you can just run the web server on you MacBook Pro. Note that your Internet service provider almost certainly doesn't allow running servers on residential accounts and probably blocks port 80 inbound. For external access SSH is secure and works fine. It's called "Remote Login" in the Sharing pane of System Preferences. In any case you would want to set up an account with a dynamic DNS service and would have to configure your router to pass the services to your computer.

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