Should I use OSX Server as replacement of CloudLinux?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by anelad, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. anelad macrumors newbie


    Feb 20, 2016
    I have a MacPro and a rented CloudLinux dedicated server with +20 domains. My question is, is it wise to replace CloudLinux with the OSX Server app?

    My reasons

    • Using MacPro more logically. She is wasting as an in-office server.
    • I want to own my own dedicated server, not a rented one.
    • OSX Server's built-in services like calendar, contacts, time machine, XCode.
    • This choise will reduce my costs to ~%50.
    • If I want to rent a dedicated linux server as powerful as my MacPro, I will need to pay ~3 times more than I pay now.
    • I'm used to use OSX rather than Linux
    My unrest points

    • Linking osx server with non-native servers/services like MySQL is hard and complicated as I know.
    • You cannot find help/resource about osx server easily when you need.
    • I tried OSX Server once, ~3 years ago
    • I love using MacPro in office :D
    • We're using MAMP for development, and we like it. (Wow. I think MAMP is my 3rd option :) )
    • Security/Reliability etc.
    Services/Applications/Servers I generally use

    • mySQL (Generally)
    • PostgreSQL (not likely)
    • Wordpress (not likely)
    • IMAP/POP3 (I know OSX Server has these but I suffered trying to setup when I tried long ago)
    • Composer and some more PHP stuff (I cannot remember now)
    • XMPP (will use in 6 months) (Can I use OSX Server's Messages service)
    • VOIP (will use in 1 year)
    • We may create JAVA based Web Apps
    • Git (may create as replacement of BitBucket for office use)
    These are all I come up with for now. Thanks for help.
  2. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    As a long time Linux admin and an OS X server user, I'd recommend you stay with Linux. LAMP is much simpler and more straightforward.

    By all means play around with OS X Server - it's fun. The worst that can happen is that you might learn some stuff.
  3. AFEPPL macrumors 68030


    Sep 30, 2014

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