Turning a MacBook Pro into a forum Server using Apache?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NYNick, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. NYNick macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2007 MacBook Pro. I was wondering if it were possible to turn it into a server using Apache. Also, if I used Apache to turn my computer into a server, would it be compatible with SMF or vBulletin and able to host one of these softwares? Thanks in advance ;)
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Your Mac should be fine. You might install MAMP to get up and running.

    http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html

    You can host a forum of some sort on there but if you plan on doing something huge then you'll need something more beefy long term. But to just play around you should be fine. Also keep in mind a fair amount of ISPs don't like people running a website off of their services.
     
  3. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

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    Amazing what you can find at the developers site:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/faqsales.php

     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah pretty much any computer can be used as a server nowadays. Yeah like the SilentPanda mentioned, a lot of ISP will shut your service down if you're running a server and putting some bandwidth strain on their network.
     

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