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    Mac OS X hosting fesible?

    subj. never did anyting with it, though the pictures of the boxes look sesseh. also seems the market isnt that saturated =]
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    I have actually thought about getting one of the Xserve servers to play with They are pretty awesome. I think there could be a niche market for these - but it would take some skillful marketing tactics.

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    It seems so very expensive. Xserve starts at $3000!

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    meant to spell that as 'feasible'. anyway, you could always get that box by ghetto means =] though i have no idea how to admin an apple box, does anyone around these parts? how is it?
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    Well it's built on Unix - so you could either SSH into it or use the graphic utility that comes with it (but you'd need a mac)
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    i used it briefly and couldnt find the cli for the life of me =] also looks like the gui would be a resource hog.
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    I played around on my friend's iBook which had Mac OS X and if I remember correctly the CLI was in something along the lines of "system". Just do a search for "console" or "terminal" and you should be able to find it quite easily. Mac OS X is built on FreeBSD so it shouldn't be too different in order to administer. I'd really like to get a Mac OS X box myself but it's too expensive for just a toy.

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    i live in philadelphia, so all i have to do is take a walk into the northern part of the city with a sign 'i want an iBook'. i either walk out with one at a good price or dont walk out at all =]
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    Ive noticed tonsss of dedicated server providers are providing MacOSX now..... I think its proven its reliablitiy.

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    Cpanel is being ported to OSX according to cpanel.net

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    ninji: no, but i think bsd did =]
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    OSX boxes really are pretty easy to admin. SSH is an option, along with remote desktop. The interface is really intuitive.

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    Mac has always been pretty stable compared to MS. But I guess building both the hardware and the OS give you lots of room to make sure all the glitches are cleaned up. With a new OS like OSX, it's definitely based on a very good kernel and base. But until someone post their experience, we won't know if they didn't "break" it.

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    They're stable as long as you're willing to either work within their configuration utilities to edit configuration options, or install your own versions of common hosting binaries/config files. And FYI, to get to the CLI, hit Command-F, type "Terminal" and it should find the terminal app for you. Not that difficult. =)

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