I’ve been making guides to macOS Server since Server 2:
And along the way, I’ve also sold plenty of books on Mac Servers and gotten a lot of opportunities I might not have gotten otherwise. So thank you to everyone for joining me on that journey. After teaching so many how to use the services that Apple made available in their server operating system, when they announced they’d no longer be making many of the services my readers have grown dependent upon, I decided to start working on a guide on moving away from macOS Server.
And then there are tons of all-in-one small business servers solutions, including Buffalo, Qnap, NetGear’s ReadyNAS, Thecus, LaCie, Seagate BlackArmor, and Synology. Because I happen to have a Synology, let’s look at setting up the same services we had in macOS Server, but on a cheaper Synology appliance:
There’s a nifty little app called MAMP. It allows you to distribute what amounts to a self-containing web based application. Using MAMP you can install whatever you need in Apache and SQL and then zip it up and distribute it. Ports can be customized so as not to adversely effect the system’s other Apache instances that may be running. For example, Moodle…
MAMP provides a portable LAMP-style environment for the Mac. Easy to move stuff around, easy to use MySQL and Apache. And can take your Apache 1.x environment in Tiger to an Apache 2.x environment.