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Setup WordPress on Mountain Lion in 1 minute.

Setup WordPress on Mountain Lion in 1 minute. When OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion debuted we wrote a tutorial describing how to install MySQL. We mentioned that we would follow up with a WordPress installation post. However, we felt that we could do better than that, so we wrote a script that handles the tedious parts of setting up WordPress. As long as the MySQL installation was performed, this script will perform 95% of the WordPress installation on a OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion machine that is running Server.app. The script will create the...

Setup VPN with Mountain Lion in 1 minute.

Setup VPN with Mountain Lion in 1 minute. We’ve had a few customers lock themselves out of their machines or run into other issues when attempting to configure their Mac mini running Mountain Lion as a VPN server. After extensive testing we have a solution, it might take more than exactly “1 minute” – but it’s really quick and simple. This program is meant to be run on a machine running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion with Server.app. This program rewrites over DNS, Firewall, and VPN configurations as well as...

Reference Material (Mountain Lion).

Reference Material (Mountain Lion). Are you looking to learn more about OS X server or how to configure a particular service? For most basic configuration questions, we can assist or perform them for you. There are other resources that go further in detail into configuration and administration of OS X server. This link to Apple’s Max OS X Server Guides will link you to documentation that cover specific topics. Everything from iCal server, to user management, to the wiki server. Also below is a link to an Apple Knowledge...

Upgrade to Mountain Lion.

Upgrade to Mountain Lion. Over the past few weeks we’ve had customers inquire about upgrading their machines to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. There are a few known issues that we’d like to share along with some tips & tricks. Keep in mind this is just what we’ve come across so far and there very well may be other issues we haven’t seen yet. In general it’s a good idea to wait to a 10.x.1 or 10.x.2 release before upgrading, especially a remote machine. *NOTE* Always make a backup before...

Drag and Drop files to your mini with OS X 10.8.

Drag and Drop files to your mini with OS X 10.8. A while back we posted how to easily upload files to your Mac mini by using SFTP which uses the SSH protocol. With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the Screen Sharing app has a few new features. One being the Shared Clipboard which is automatically enabled when you connect to another OS X 10.8 machine via Screen Sharing. It keeps your clipboard in sync, reducing the need to manually push/pull your clipboard contents between machines. Note, if you use other programs that sync clipboard data such as...

Install MySQL on Mountain Lion.

Install MySQL on Mountain Lion. UPDATE 02/26/2013: You can skip all these steps and use the install script on our github [LINK] page to automate the installation of MySQL. Then just install a management program (Sequel Pro) and you are all set! UPDATE 10/9/2013: Be sure to check out our post on MySQL installation for OS X 10.9 Mavericks! ———— Last year when OS X 10.7 Lion was released we found ourselves with a version of OS X Server without MySQL and basic web hosting capabilities. Luckily by 10.7.3...
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