What is the least complex way to setup a server on my mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by sheetrock321, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. sheetrock321, Apr 24, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2014

    sheetrock321 macrumors member


    Aug 1, 2008
    I have OS X Server, and it seems way more complicated than I thought it would be.

    I'd basically like to work on websites from my laptop or my mac mini.

    MAMP works GREAT but it can only be on one computer at a time (as far as I can tell).

    Anyone out there point me somewhere? I've posted a few threads like this with ZERO responses. : (
  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    understandably you need help, but maybe some more beef to the title and question can "help" you.

    I run osx leopard server and simply following the install procedure is sufficient to get things going. This osx release also has mySQL included so its real smooth.

    There are numerous video tutorials to guide you thru the install process.

    If you need a basic php/mySQL setup on a mini so that you can build & test websites you may not need osx server. Just find and install mySQL and check if PHP is not already installed on your mac mini.

    Hope this helps a bit.
  3. sheetrock321 thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 1, 2008
    Ok, I'll admit that title is bad but I tried this one on Apple's Communities under "Mac OS & System Software": "One MAMP for 2 computers?"

    Like 40 views, 0 replies.

    Thanks for replying, I suppose I should try to look for more videos.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    That should not let you just use a non-descriptive title.

    To edit your thread title to a descriptive one, to get a knowledgable audience and help making the thread easier to find for people looking for the same information, just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the [​IMG] button below your message.
  5. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    What the heck does that mean?

    I've no idea what you are asking.

    And I suppose that's why you aren't getting any responses.
  6. sheetrock321 thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 1, 2008
    I have MAMP on my macbookpro and my mac mini. If I'm working on a websit called yummmycupcakes.com then all my local files are on my macbookpro. If I want to work on yummycupcakes.com on my macbook mini, I CAN'T because all my local files are on my macbookpro.
  7. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
    I'm not 100% sure what you're trying to do here, but if you want to login and work on a server remotely, then I'd try SSH. It's certainly not complex. You can use scp to transfer necessary files to and from the server.
  8. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009

    And what does that have to do with MAMP?

    If you're writing a letter on your Macbook Pro, and then decide to finish it on your Mac Mini, you've the same problem. The problem isn't your editor...

    Easily solved, you have many choices:





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