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Automating macOS Server Configuration with Ansible

Ansible is a lightweight configuration solution that requires only two things of the target servers it configures. We’re walking through Jeff Geerling’s Ansible playbook on the blog to show you how Ansible can benefit you.

October 2020
October 2020
iOS App

 Say "Hello" to iOS App Clips

iOS 14 has a brand new feature called App Clips. Get ready to explore this new, mini-versions of iOS apps as we explore what you can expect from these cool new tools.

October 2020
September 2020
Automation 101: Introduction to Ansible

Automation 101: Introduction to Ansible

If you’re looking to get started with Ansible, you’ve come to the right place! We’re diving into automation with Ansible for the introductory blog post.

October 2020
September 2020
Chef logo, VM configuration tool

Intro to Chef: Configuration and Automation Tool for Mac VMs

Jump into part one of our Chef series, where we introduce some concepts and ideas for beginners and discuss the latest update to the Chef training materials.

June 2020
June 2020
Starting an Ephemeral VM Pipeline using macOS

Starting an Ephemeral VM Pipeline using macOS

As Dev and Ops teams combine to DevOps teams, ephemeral builds become a bigger pain point - don’t worry, we’ll walk you through the how-tos with Orka.

June 2020
June 2020
Choosing between static and ephemeral build agents

Ephemeral vs Static Build Agents for iOS CI

Dive into the costs and benefits when choosing between ephemeral and static build agents. Learn the key differences and why you may want to choose one method over the other.

May 2020
April 2020
Kubernetes and Docker logos

Getting Started with Docker & Kubernetes on Mac

MacStadium's Orka brings modern, orchestration and containerization solutions Kubernetes and Docker to Mac-specific CI. Now, teams that focus on dev for iOS and macOS have access to this powerful tech.

April 2020
April 2020
Orka node list outputs Mac Pro node resource utilization

5 Key Features in Orka's CLI for iOS and macOS Virtualization

It’s always a treat when you can do more with less code. And Orka’s CLI fits this bill. Orka is a powerful macOS virtualization tool that performs complex tasks with short, simple commands.

March 2020
March 2020
CI Automation Tool Image

Automate Your CI With These 3 Powerful Tools in 2020

Is CI automation on your team's wishlist for 2020? Check out this piece for three must-have tools before getting started.

March 2020
December 2019
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Put Your Things Away with MacStadium’s Five Storage Options

With one or more of our five storage solutions your team will be ready and able to focus on the work at hand. We break them down in this piece.

March 2020
December 2019
Native vs React Native for iOS

Native vs. React Native for iOS: A Smorgasbord for Thought

A collection of our favorite resources based on specific use cases to help you make a well informed choice as to which route to take in the creation of your next application.

March 2020
November 2019
Scalable CI IMG

Selecting a Scalable CI Pipeline for macOS

Your company is growing and there are many factors contributing to the need for a more efficient CI infrastructure. Learn how MacStadium can aid in the transition to an infrastructure that can support a product at scale.

March 2020
November 2019
MacStadium and Ansible

Provisioning on MacStadium with Ansible

In a series of blog posts, we will provide some pointers and a few examples for new MacStadium adopters to use as a guide. Let's start with Ansible...

October 2020
July 2019
MacStadium Docs

New MacStadium Docs Site

We are excited to announce our new documentation website. Visit docs.macstadium.com for quick start guides, answers to your most frequently asked questions, best practices for different use cases, code examples, and much more!

March 2020
April 2019
VMware Quick Start Guide

MacStadium VMware Private Cloud Quick Start Guide

Get up and running with your MacStadium VMware private cloud quickly and easily with our VMware Private Cloud Quick Start Guide.

December 2019
October 2018
Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication in the Customer Portal

MacStadium now offers the ability for customers to enable two-factor authentication when logging into the portal, providing an additional layer of security when accessing your customer environment.

December 2019
October 2018
Knowledge Base

New MacStadium Knowledge Base

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

December 2019
July 2018
Mac mini racks

Ways to use your Mac server

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.

September 2020
April 2018
MacStadium Portal

Introducing the New MacStadium Customer Portal

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

December 2019
September 2017
High Sierra

Some tips on High Sierra at MacStadium

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

December 2019
September 2017
Utilization Graph

MacStadium Network Monitoring

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

December 2019
May 2017
Credit Card Fraud Protection

Credit Card Fraud Protection at MacStadium

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

December 2019
December 2016
MacStadium Help Site

A New Help Portal for MacStadium Customers

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

December 2019
November 2016
Stacks of minis

Be notified when MacStadium offers a promotion

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

December 2019
October 2016
VPN Server

Setup a VPN server with macOS Sierra server 10.12

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.

June 2020
October 2016
Data Center

A Hosting Option for Almost Every Budget

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.

December 2019
March 2016
Time Zones

Explaining Time Zones and Best Practices for Configuring Time on Servers

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.

June 2020
February 2016
CPU

What Makes a Mac Server?

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.

December 2019
January 2016
Dedicated Mac Server Comparison

Mac Server Growing Pains and How to Avoid Them

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.

December 2019
January 2016
MacStadium

10 Tips for Getting Started at MacStadium

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

November 2020
November 2015
Top 10 Videos

Top 10 Historical Posts and Videos at MacStadium

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

December 2019
October 2015
Speed Test

Hosting Elite Gigabit Speed Tests

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!

December 2019
May 2014
Remotely Control Your Mac Mini

Remotely controlling your Mac Mini server

Where Do I Begin? So you have a MacStadium hosted server and you're all ready to do something with it. The first question on your mind is probably "How do I control this thing?"

December 2019
July 2012