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.
SSH allows you to connect securely to your server. In this screencast I walk you through connecting to your server using SSH.
SFTP is basically FTP through SSH which makes the communications secure back and forth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once you have Profile Manager set up you can begin to create profiles that you can use to manage your clients and their devices.
Not only does Profile Manager allow you to enroll your Macs in the service, you can also enroll your iOS devices as well.
In order for your Mac's to be able to receive profiles they need to be enrolled in the Profile Manager Service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.