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Install MySQL on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Install MySQL on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

A few years ago we started writing scripts that help install MySQL on OS X. In OS X 10.6 and prior, MySQL was included with the “Server” version of the OS. With the move to Server.app, Apple removed MySQL. Which coincidentally is not long after Oracle...
VPN and Firewall Lockdown in Yosemite Server.

VPN and Firewall Lockdown in Yosemite Server.

Longtime OS X Server users were in for a shock years ago when OS X Lion Server ditched Server Admin for Server.app. One of the main features missing was any sort of firewall controls. OS X had switched from ipfw to pf and simply did not have any GUI firewall controls....
Reference Material (Yosemite Server).

Reference Material (Yosemite Server).

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...
Upgrade to Mavericks.

Upgrade to Mavericks.

Apple made shockwaves this week by releasing OS X 10.9 Mavericks on the announcement day for free. Any 2009 model or newer Mac mini is eligible to upgrade to Mavericks at no cost, especially our VALUE machines! Server.app is a paid upgrade and works just the same as...
Reference Material (Mavericks Server).

Reference Material (Mavericks Server).

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...
Change your SSH port easily.

Change your SSH port easily.

One of our customers recently linked us to their blog where they have nice collection of OS X Server related articles. Some of the articles sparked a few ideas and we put together a nice little script that will quickly (within seconds) change the port that SSH listens...