MacStadium Blog

MacStadium Makes a Splash at VMworld

September 17, 2018
September 7, 2018

MacStadium was pleased to attend VMworld as a “New Innovator” last week, where we surprised even the most experienced VMware users – their employees – with our success at running VMware Enterprise on Macs.

Speeding Up Xcode Builds

September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

As projects grow, build times can become problematic. However, there are several tweaks you can make to Xcode that can decrease the amount of time it takes for builds to complete without any extra work.

Virtual Command

MacStadium Acquires Cloud Orchestration Software Company

September 4, 2018
August 28, 2018

Addition of Virtual Command's Atlanta-based key personnel and intellectual property will fuel MacStadium's growth in cloud deployment.

Make Sure You're Covered for the L1 Termination Fault Vulnerability

August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018

VMware recently announced potential new impacts of the L1 Termination Fault Vulnerability. Read on to make sure you're covered.

Foreshadow

MacStadium Customers Are Protected from Foreshadow

September 11, 2018
August 17, 2018

Foreshadow is causing IT and DevOps professionals headaches this week as they apply a slew of patches meant to mitigate any potential impacts.

Inc. 5000

MacStadium Ranks Number 923 on the 2018 Inc. 5000

August 15, 2018
August 16, 2018

For the third time, MacStadium appears on the Inc. 5000 list with three-year revenue growth of 536 percent

2012 i5 Mac mini

Retiring the 2012 i5 Mac mini

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

We have decided to retire our base 2012 i5 Mac mini from our lineup. Existing customers can keep using them, but we'll steer new customers toward the i7 line.

App Store

Apple’s $1T Market Cap is Good for CI

August 2, 2018
August 2, 2018

Apple's recent earnings and $1T valuation only mean an increase in iOS and macOS app production and their corresponding CI efforts.

Knowledge Base

New MacStadium Knowledge Base

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

We've launched a new Knowledge Base! Read articles, follow tutorials, and have your frequently asked questions answered here.

Trends in iOS DevOps

How does your iOS DevOps program compare?

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Check out the results of the iOS developer survey we conducted at this year’s WWDC and AltConf.

Anka

Anka Private Clouds for iOS CI and DevOps

June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018

Anka is a powerful and easy-to-use virtualization engine for continuous integration on macOS, and it provides an alternative to our traditional VMware private clouds.

iMac Pro

The iMac Pro is Coming to MacStadium

June 25, 2018
June 19, 2018

Coming soon! Harness the power of the iMac Pro in a private cloud from MacStadium. See a preview from WWDC...

ACG Fast 40

MacStadium Named #6 on ACG's Fast 40

June 27, 2018
June 14, 2018

MacStadium was included on ACG Atlanta's "Georgia Fast 40," an award that recognizes the fastest growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

WWDC18

Where to Be at WWDC

May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018

WWDC is fast approaching. If you’re planning to visit San Jose, you’ll want to be sure your time is filled with both work and fun. Even if you weren’t able to get a ticket to WWDC itself, there is still plenty to do.

Jenkins Days

Join MacStadium at Jenkins Days

May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018

Join a gathering of DevOps leaders and Jenkins users for a full-day event to discuss the latest advancements in continuous delivery best practices and automation.

TiE50

MacStadium Announced as a 2018 TiE50 Winner

April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018

MacStadium has been selected as a "2018 TiE50 Winner" for TiE Silicon Valley's premier annual awards program recognizing the world's most innovative tech startups.

Pacesetter Awards

MacStadium Recognized as an Atlanta Pacesetter

April 26, 2018
April 26, 2018

We're excited to announce that MacStadium is a winner of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Pacesetter Award, honoring Atlanta's fastest-growing private companies.

ISO Certification

MacStadium Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

May 22, 2018
April 24, 2018

Independent audit verifies that MacStadium meets the global standard for information security best practices and risk management.

New MacStadium Website

MacStadium Launches Redesigned Website

April 23, 2018
April 23, 2018

We’re excited to announce that we have a new-and-improved website today! The new website features a refreshed design and improved functionality that will enhance user experience across the site.

Mac mini racks

Ways to use your Mac server

July 25, 2018
April 3, 2018

When you say to yourself, "I'd love to try a Mac server but I just don't know what I'd do with it," take a look at this list. It's a mix of Mac apps, open source projects, and iOS tools.

TAG Top 40

MacStadium Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

April 11, 2018
February 22, 2018

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced MacStadium as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.

Meltdown and Spectre

Update on the Intel Security Issues

April 11, 2018
January 4, 2018

Meltdown, affecting Intel processors, and Spectre, affecting Intel, AMD and ARM processors, are security flaws that could give applications access to protected kernel memory data.

MacStadium Portal Thumbnail

MacStadium Notes: A review of 2017 and one big announcement

April 11, 2018
December 27, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to share with you what has been happening at MacStadium this year. This has been a busy year for us!

Ken Foster

Security Q&A with MacStadium’s CISO, Ken Foster

April 11, 2018
November 14, 2017

How are the security concerns around CI/CD different from those of other workloads? With CI/CD, the speed and number of changes occurring can lead to higher exposure to vulnerabilities.

Fast 500

MacStadium Ranked #125 on Deloitte's 2017 Technology Fast 500™

April 18, 2018
November 9, 2017

MacStadium is number 125 on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecom, life sciences and energy tech companies.

Mac minis

The current Mac mini is three years old

April 11, 2018
October 16, 2017

It’s been three years since the current Mac mini was released on Oct 16, 2014. Four hundred million humans have been born since that day and have never known a new Mac mini.

MacStadium Portal

Introducing the New MacStadium Customer Portal

April 11, 2018
September 28, 2017

We have listened to your feedback on our current subscriber dashboard and we are excited to announce the all-new MacStadium Customer Portal.

Syncing Status

Science confirmed: text replacements do not sync

April 13, 2018
September 25, 2017

Text replacement snippets are a useful tool that can be used on macOS and iOS. You create shortcut text that, when typed, expands to something longer.

High Sierra

Some tips on High Sierra at MacStadium

April 11, 2018
September 21, 2017

High Sierra is almost among us. Here are a few things you should consider as you decide to upgrade to macOS 10.13.

Venture Atlanta

MacStadium Selected to Present at Venture Atlanta 2017

April 11, 2018
September 18, 2017

MacStadium has been selected to present at Venture Atlanta 2017, the Southeast’s premier event for connecting technology innovation and investment capital.

Inc 5000

MacStadium is in the Inc 500 for the second year in a row!

April 11, 2018
August 17, 2017

Here we are one year (and a lot of change) later, and we’re even more excited to be on the list a second time.

NuoRDS

NuoRDS is a scalable terminal server for Mac

April 11, 2018
August 9, 2017

There is a new terminal server option for Mac. It is called NuoRDS. It is simple to install, has a number of options and is quite well developed.

Transmit

Use Transmit and a Mac mini at MacStadium

April 11, 2018
July 18, 2017

The venerable Panic Inc announced Transmit 5 today, and update to a very popular file transfer app that just gets better and better.

Talk Show Live

MacStadium Notes: Gitlab, Uber, Zayo, Summit Partners and more

April 11, 2018
July 10, 2017

From time to time our customers will post about their experience with us. We love to read these posts.

Talk Show Live

Observations on sponsoring The Talk Show Live

May 22, 2018
June 9, 2017

This week at Apple's WWDC, John Gruber of Daring Fireball hosted his sixth annual "The Talk Show Live" and we were happy to help sponsor it.

Utilization Graph

MacStadium Network Monitoring

April 11, 2018
May 2, 2017

Monitoring network performance of hosted servers is essential to managing the capabilities of the software running on your Mac servers at MacStadium.

Pure Storage

MacStadium Notes: Shopify, Pure Storage, and more

April 11, 2018
April 21, 2017

From time to time, our customers will post about their experience with us. We love to read these posts.

Wall-E and Eve

A new life for Xserve

April 11, 2018
March 28, 2017

As the Mac mini became Apple’s most popular server, we started to phase out the Xserve hosting. These machines were six times the size and way more power hungry than the Mac mini so they weren’t as profitable for us.

Cloud Expo Europe

MacStadium at Cloud Expo Europe

April 11, 2018
March 14, 2017

A month after experiencing Dublin Tech Summit, we're taking another trip to Europe. This time our team will be in London for Cloud Expo Europe 2017 March 15 - 16.

iPad

Work with macOS on an iPad or iPhone

April 15, 2018
March 6, 2017

As iOS becomes more powerful, and screens get larger and larger, many people are traveling with just an iPhone or iPad.

Dublin Tech Summit

MacStadium Travels to Dublin Tech Summit

April 11, 2018
February 9, 2017

For our first big event of 2017, MacStadium is heading to Dublin, Ireland for the inaugural Dublin Tech Summit.

Git

How to Add iCloud as a Git Repo

April 11, 2018
December 28, 2016

What if you could use Apple's iCloud to store a local copy of your code and have it available on any of your Apple devices as well? This is certainly possible.

Mac Pro Rack

Partner with MacStadium for Mac CI hosting

April 11, 2018
December 8, 2016

Over the last year, MacStadium has seen tremendous growth by offering Mac servers for development and continuous integration.

Mac Pro Rack

We now offer instant activation on Mac Pros

April 11, 2018
December 6, 2016

We are now staging Mac Pros for instant activation. We keep our most popular configurations ready to go so you can sign up and get started right away.

Credit Card Fraud Protection

Credit Card Fraud Protection at MacStadium

April 11, 2018
December 2, 2016

In case your transaction is flagged by our system, quickly get up and running at MacStadium.

MacStadium Help Site

A New Help Portal for MacStadium Customers

April 11, 2018
November 10, 2016

Today, we're releasing a new dedicated Help portal with built-in search for our customers and others new to Mac hosting.

MacStadium in Ireland

Partnering with the IDA in Ireland to Reach a Global Audience

April 11, 2018
November 8, 2016

Behind-the-scenes details and talk about what it means to be the first enterprise-class, growth-friendly Mac hosting provider in EMEA.

Stacks of minis

Be notified when MacStadium offers a promotion

April 13, 2018
October 28, 2016

From time to time, MacStadium will offer special promotions and coupon codes for new customers to sign up and try our service.

Bjango

Monitor your Mac servers with iStat from Bjango

April 18, 2018
October 25, 2016

Bjango is a well respected and long time developer for great Mac and iOS apps. They have released new apps that will help you monitor your remote servers from your Mac or iOS devices.

VPN Server

Setup a VPN server with macOS Sierra server 10.12

April 18, 2018
October 24, 2016

We have a lot of customers who use their Mac mini as a VPN server. This works great when you need an IP address in the US, or a secure internet connection on the road.

From OS X to macOS

Upgrade from OS X 10.11 El Capitan to macOS 10.12 Sierra Best Practices

April 18, 2018
October 6, 2016

While there are many brave souls who updated to macOS 10.12 Sierra immediately, we're sure many of you were waiting for the all clear.

Mac candle

Super sniffer test of the "New Mac" candle

April 13, 2018
October 5, 2016

The “New Mac Candle” is a hand-poured soy wax candle that is supposed to mimic the new Mac smell. We ordered one right away so we could put it to the test with our expert sniffers.

iOS 10

iOS 10 brings simple setup with macOS Server

April 18, 2018
September 13, 2016

This update brings all sorts of upgrades and features, but there is one particular that is quite useful if you are running a Mac server to host your mail, notes, calendars and other features in macOS Server.

iPad Settings

How to setup a Mac Server as an MDM using Profile Manager

April 18, 2018
September 8, 2016

This tutorial will introduce you to Apple’s very own MDM solution, called Profile Manager. Profile Manager provides an impressive feature set, is easy to use, rather stable and — above all — very affordable.

Resilio

Setup a file server with Resilio on a Mac mini

April 18, 2018
August 15, 2016

Resilio Sync is a power application that lets you run your own file syncing server. It has many of the powerful features found in Dropbox, but it runs on your own hardware.

US West - Las Vegas

Mac Hosting in Europe and US West

April 13, 2018
August 9, 2016

In an effort to better serve customers around the world, we’re happy to announce that you can now host Mac minis and Mac Pros in multiple locations around the globe.

SSH

How to Enable SSH in the VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client

April 13, 2018
August 9, 2016

A few customers have asked about this now that we’re provisioning more Mac servers with ESXi 6.0 U2. Rather than have you wait for a support ticket, you can take care of it yourself with the following guide.

OS X Virtual Machine

Bug Fix: Deploying OS X Virtual Machines to a Single ESXi Host via Embedded Host Client

April 13, 2018
July 13, 2016

Thanks to one of our customers, we recently discovered an issue with the VMware ESXi host client that has the potential to affect many MacStadium users.

Mac minis

MacStadium and Macminicolo

April 13, 2018
April 6, 2016

2016 is already full of excitement for our team at MacStadium. Read on for the highlights about our growth, new funding, and acquisition of Macminicolo.

Data Center

A Hosting Option for Almost Every Budget

April 13, 2018
March 4, 2016

The base of every subscription at MacStadium is the hosting plan. All of our services are offered on a monthly basis so you'll pay for that hosting plan every single month you have an active subscription.

ARP Fix Status

How to Apply the ARP-Fix for Colocated Macs

April 13, 2018
March 3, 2016

"Why do I have constant issues connecting to my colocated Mac running OS X?" This question doesn't come up often, but it’s worth sharing the most likely answer and how to fix the issue permanently.

Time Zones

Explaining Time Zones and Best Practices for Configuring Time on Servers

April 13, 2018
February 18, 2016

Let’s look at how time zones came about, how technology handles time zones, and ways to avoid time zone issues in software development and infrastructure management.

CPU

What Makes a Mac Server?

April 13, 2018
January 20, 2016

In this article, we'll go over the basic components of a Mac server and the purpose each component plays in making the server work. With this knowledge, the hardware can help you create the next app of the year.

Dedicated Mac Server Comparison

Mac Server Growing Pains and How to Avoid Them

April 13, 2018
January 20, 2016

This post is part of our beginner's guide to hosting, Mac servers, and virtualization. Follow along on Twitter or with RSS. Your team has released a brand new app and it’s flooded with new users.

VMware ESXi Management from a Mac

Managing VMware ESXi with Just a Mac

April 13, 2018
December 17, 2015

In early 2016, VMware began including the embedded HTML5 host client for managing ESXi in version 6.0 U2 from your web browser. It’s a great solution for users getting started with a dedicated Mac.

Rabbit

How Rabbit Utilized MacStadium to Reach a Worldwide Audience

April 13, 2018
December 2, 2015

Check out our case study and see how Rabbit grew on a Mac mini solution and migrated to blade infrastructure without issue thanks to our dedicated engineering team and network infrastructure.

MacStadium

10 Tips for Getting Started at MacStadium

April 13, 2018
November 11, 2015

Whether you’re just testing the waters with a free trial or setting up your first server for development and testing, below you’ll find some tips for taking advantage of the service right from day one.

Top 10 Videos

Top 10 Historical Posts and Videos at MacStadium

April 13, 2018
October 20, 2015

In this article, we'll look back at our most popular content on the MacStadium Blog and Youtube channel from 2011 up to now.

CI

Choosing the Right Tool for Continuous Integration and Development

April 13, 2018
October 13, 2015

Many MacStadium customers take advantage of the fast internet connection and strong performance of one or more Mac mini’s to outsource CI and CD build server duties.

Xserves

The Future of Enterprise Looks Apple-Shaped

April 13, 2018
October 5, 2015

When Apple talks, consumers listen. That's the message we hear so often these days. When Apple talks, the tech world listens.

Science in Virtualization

Science in Virtualization: Efficient Deployment with Clean Room VMs

April 14, 2018
September 25, 2015

Science is difficult. Developing a strict testing system for a science experiment that is repeatable in other lab environments is even harder.

Scrum Process

Survival of the Most Efficient - An Introduction to Agile Software Development

April 18, 2018
September 15, 2015

With the software industry moving forward rapidly and trends shifting, a delay in product release can be disastrous for a company.

Travis CI

How Travis CI Halved Boot Times for OS X and iOS Testing at MacStadium

April 14, 2018
September 9, 2015

Travis CI is one of the best examples of a company succeeding in the continuous integration space with a variety of free and paid, open and closed source platforms.

Mac IT Conference

What We Learned at the 2015 MacIT Conference

April 18, 2018
July 30, 2015

The 2015 MacIT Conference had 500+ attendees and we were excited to be a gold sponsor. We're excited to be back in Atlanta, after the MacIT Conference, but we're sad to see it's over.

Mac IT

Heading West for the MacIT Conference

April 14, 2018
July 9, 2015

In less than one weeks’ time, we'll be heading to Santa Clara, California for the MacIT Conference. We're proud to be a Gold-level sponsor of this enterprise Apple-specific event.

Mac mini performance

Mac mini 2014 Tear-Down and Benchmarks

April 14, 2018
October 24, 2014

A couple days ago, Apple released its latest round of Mac mini hardware to the world. Today, we show you a complete step by step how-to tear-down the 2014 Mac mini from the outside-in.

Apple

Apple’s Big Announcement is Here

April 14, 2018
October 16, 2014

"It's been way too long." That’s the cryptic message Apple sent out a few weeks ago as a teaser to its big announcement made today.

GPU Enablers

OSX 10.8 & 10.9 Headless GPU Enabler Comparisons

April 14, 2018
August 11, 2014

Did you know you can easily change your remote desktop resolution to a variety of choices which will best suit your requirements? From 800x600 to 1080p and beyond, we have solutions that will enable them all!

Cisco IPSEC VPN

How to setup a MacStadium Cisco IPSEC VPN connection

April 18, 2018
July 30, 2014

The majority of our enterprise customers (and all customers using Mac private cloud environments) take advantage of one of the Cisco Firewall options that we offer here at MacStadium.

MacDIrectory

MacDirectory interviews MacStadium!

April 14, 2018
June 24, 2014

If you ever had any unanswered questions about what we do, and how we do it here at MacStadium, this article will likely fill in the gaps.

Moving from AWS to MacStadium

Moving from Amazon to MacStadium?

April 14, 2018
May 21, 2014

The case for shutting down your Amazon EC2 VPS instances and moving them to dedicated infrastructure is now more palpable than ever!

Speed Test

Hosting Elite Gigabit Speed Tests

April 17, 2018
May 15, 2014

Often times subscribers wonder if Hosting Elite (Gigabit) connectivity is ‘really’ full Gigabit, and is it ‘really’ 10x faster than our Hosting Pro 100Mbps package… The answer is YES!

PLEX

Hosted PLEX Media Server

April 15, 2018
March 27, 2014

Utilizing a hosted Mac at MacStadium to run Plex media server is a great solution! Plex organizes video, music and photos from personal media libraries and streams them to smart TVs, streaming boxes and mobile devices.

Network Environment

OS X 10.9 & 10.10 Bugs & Network ARP Issues

April 15, 2018
January 24, 2014

Several weeks ago, we have obtained a working patch which corrects this condition for 10.9.x and 10.10.x. It is our understanding that this patch will eventually be incorporated into a future version of OS X 10.10.x Mavericks.

OwnCloud

Hosted OwnCloud File Sync & Share

April 15, 2018
January 21, 2014

Configuring a hosted Mac server at MacStadium to run a dedicated OwnCloud private cloud storage solution is a great solution for businesses of any size!

OS X Mavericks

OS X 10.9 Mavericks is here - and its Free!

April 13, 2018
October 23, 2013

Great news from Apple today! OS X 10.9 aka 'Mavericks' is now available on the App store for FREE as a single step upgrade for all Mac mini server hardware 2009 and beyond!

Palette of Mac Minis

1,500 Mac mini servers can't be wrong!

April 14, 2018
September 14, 2013

We just completed inventory, and had a few moments to reflect on the fun journey we have had here at MacStadium since we first got our start in early 2012.

Mac Apps

Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start: Part 2

April 15, 2018
August 31, 2013

This is a 4 part series designed to get new subscribers educated, configured, tested, and ultimately up and running with their Mac servers at MacStadium.

Mac Apps

Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start: Part 1

April 15, 2018
August 15, 2013

This is a 4 part series designed to get new subscribers educated, configured, tested, and ultimately up and running with their Mac servers at MacStadium.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 30: SSH Basics

April 13, 2018
July 30, 2013

SSH allows you to connect securely to your server. In this screencast I walk you through connecting to your server using SSH.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 31: SFTP

April 13, 2018
July 30, 2013

SFTP is basically FTP through SSH which makes the communications secure back and forth.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 28: Work Group Manager Overview

April 13, 2018
July 29, 2013

With the move from 10.6 to 10.7 and 10.8, Apple has still made the Work Group Manager Application available to those who still like the old UI of the application.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 29: Work Group Manager Preferences

April 13, 2018
July 29, 2013

Continued coverage of Work Group Manager. If you haven't viewed the previous screencast on Work Group Manager, you will want to view that one first before this one.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 27: Remote Server Management

April 13, 2018
July 28, 2013

Because your server is in a hosted environment accessing your server remotely is a must if you are to manage it and get all you can out of it.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 26: Connecting iOS to WebDAV

April 13, 2018
July 27, 2013

With so many people using mobile devices as their primary platform, it is important to have a way to share files with those mobile devices from your server.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 25: Wiki - Customization

April 13, 2018
July 26, 2013

One of the advantages of using the built in wiki is you can customize it to fit your needs. The wiki can be a great resource to collaborate with others and to share files.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 24: Wiki - Set Up

April 13, 2018
July 24, 2013

With Wiki website, Apple gives you a prebuilt template for a wiki that you can use to host your own wiki, blogs, and other online features like an online calendar.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 23: Profile Manager Devices & Groups

April 13, 2018
July 23, 2013

Profile Manager allows you to manage many of the details of setting up your devices so you only have to set it up once and then push those profiles to all your devices.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 22: Profile Manager Users & Groups

April 13, 2018
July 18, 2013

Once you have Profile Manager set up you can begin to create profiles that you can use to manage your clients and their devices.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 21: Profile Manager iOS Enrollment

April 13, 2018
July 15, 2013

Not only does Profile Manager allow you to enroll your Macs in the service, you can also enroll your iOS devices as well.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 20: Profile Manager Mac Enrollment

April 13, 2018
July 14, 2013

In order for your Mac's to be able to receive profiles they need to be enrolled in the Profile Manager Service.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 19: Website Server

April 13, 2018
July 13, 2013

Built into Mountain Lion Server is a Website Service that allows you to host multiple websites and does all of the routing internally to the proper address.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 18: Mail

April 13, 2018
July 12, 2013

One of the benefits of hosting your own server at MacStadium is being able to host your own mail server. Built right into Mountain Lion Server is a Mail Server that can handle the email for your domain.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 17: Time Machine

April 13, 2018
July 7, 2013

Back ups are something we all need to do and make sure all of our client machines are doing to protect our data. In addition to local back ups it is a good idea to have remote back ups as well.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 16: FTP

April 13, 2018
July 5, 2013

FTP is a service that most people think about when they think about servers. FTP has been the way many people upload files to servers and while it is an older service it is something many still rely on today.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 15: VPN

April 13, 2018
July 2, 2013

Secure connections are something most of us think about today especially on unsecured public wifi networks. A VPN connection can create an encrypted connection to keep all of your data safe.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 14: Messages

April 13, 2018
June 29, 2013

With your hosted Mountain Lion Server you have a messages service built in that you can configure and control to suit whatever your needs are.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 13: Contacts

April 13, 2018
June 28, 2013

In Mountain Lion Server there is a built in contact service that allows you to set up your own private contacts cloud to keep your contact data in sync across your various devices.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 12: Shared Calendar

April 13, 2018
June 25, 2013

Running a Mountain Lion Server calendar yourself adds privacy to your schedule and allows you to have complete control over who views and uses your calendar.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 11: Connect and Auto Mount AFP

April 13, 2018
June 20, 2013

Once your shares are set up and you have all your file sharing permission set, you will want to start using those shares and get to them in the most convenient way possible.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 10: File Sharing

April 13, 2018
June 18, 2013

File sharing is one of the basic services we all expect from a server. Having access to our files and folders from anywhere on whatever devices we are makes sure that we are never without the documents we need.

Mac Pros

New Mac Pro Hosting and Colocation will be here soon!

April 15, 2018
June 17, 2013

The stunning New Mac Pro line features a radically new 'miniature' form factor that we believe is perfect for deployment into high-density server hosting environments like MacStadium.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 9: Users and Groups

April 13, 2018
June 11, 2013

Once you have set up your Open Directory Master it is time to add network accounts to your server.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 8: Profile Manager Set Up & MDM

April 13, 2018
June 10, 2013

One of the benefits of OS X Server is the built in MDM (Mobile Device Management) service called Profile Manager.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 7: Open Directory

April 13, 2018
June 6, 2013

An Open Directory allows for network accounts and is required for some of Mountain Lion's services like Profile Manager.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 6: DNS

April 13, 2018
June 2, 2013

In this screencast I cover the DNS Service in Mountain Lion Server. DNS is the most critical service that must be functioning correctly if all the other services are going to work in OS X Server.

Mountain Lion

Installing Mountain Lion VPN and Firewall

April 14, 2018
May 25, 2013

If you desire to 'lock down' your hosted Mac mini in MacStadium, there are a variety of solutions available...

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 5: SSL Certificates

April 13, 2018
May 25, 2013

In this tutorial I cover how to set up SSL Certificates to use the services in Mountain Lion Server.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 4: IceFloor Firewall & Port Forwarding

April 13, 2018
May 24, 2013

In this screencast I cover the advanced OSX Firewall configuration using the 3rd party IceFloor Firewall utility and talk about the notion of 'port forwarding'.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 3: Built In Firewall

April 13, 2018
May 23, 2013

Because all the ports on your Mac Mini are open in a hosted environment, it becomes more important to deploy a firewall to control who can have access to what services.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 2: Installing OSX Server

April 13, 2018
May 21, 2013

In this screen-cast I cover how to install the Mac OS X Server application for 10.8.x Mountain Lion and walk you through the entire installation process for your hosted Mac mini Server at MacStadium.

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 1: Setting Up Your Server

April 13, 2018
May 16, 2013

In this screen-cast I will cover how to get started with your new Hosted Mac mini Server at MacStadium.

Speed Test

Hosting Pro 100Mb Speed Tests

April 17, 2018
May 1, 2013

We decided to complete an "Around The Globe" speed test compilation based on the Ookla Speedtest.net Internet benchmarking site. See the results...

Mountain Lion Server

Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Series

April 13, 2018
May 1, 2013

OSX Server for Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8.x) is an add-on which can be purchased for $19.99 from the Apple App Store and installed on any Apple Mac server running here at MacStadium.

PR Web

MacStadium.com Enterprise Solutions PR

April 15, 2018
April 15, 2013

MacStadium is the first in the Apple Mac hosting services space to offer end to end Enterprise grade hosting solutions which enable large scale and mission critical hosting, colocation, and cloud solutions for business.

Speed Test

In-Depth Remote Desktop Performance Review

April 16, 2018
January 11, 2013

Last year, we ran some blog articles about video performance using various remote desktop programs for remotely managing a Mac mini in the MacStadium datacenter.