macOS Server at Mac App Store analyse

App power index: 1512 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
Developer: Apple
Price: 0 free
Current version: 5.3.1, last update: 4 months ago
First release : 16 Oct 2014
App size: 188.43 Mb
4.4 ( 8554 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 33.26k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 13.61k
Estimation App Cost

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Designed for macOS and iOS devices, macOS Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more.

macOS Server is an application you can add to macOS right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.

Here’s what you’ll get with macOS Server:

File Sharing
• File sharing for Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad
• Standards-based SMB, AFP, and WebDAV file services
• Flexible file permissions
• Spotlight searching

Profile Manager
• Mobile device management for Mac and iOS devices
• Simplified management and deployment of iOS and macOS.
• Distribution of institution licensed apps and books purchased from the Volume Purchase Program to users or devices
• Install Software Updates on devices running iOS 10 and mac OS 10.12.
• Device Enrollment Program integration
• Web-based administration console
• Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock, and remote wipe

Caching Server
• Speed up the download of software distributed by Apple
• Locally cache apps, books, iTunes U, software updates, and macOS Recovery images
• Accelerate the download of iCloud data, including documents in iCloud Drive and photos.
• Fault-tolerant design with multiserver cache replication and load balancing
• No client configuration required

Xcode Server
• Use Xcode to create continuous integration bots that build, analyze, and test on any Mac running macOS Server
• Configure bots to integrate at a specific time, or continually as code is committed to the repository
• Automate testing of macOS and iOS apps, executing on multiple connected iOS devices
• Host your own Git repositories on macOS Server or connect to remote Git or Subversion hosts
• Remotely access detailed integration summaries and nightly builds using the Web interface

Time Machine
• Provide a backup destination for Mac computers on your network
• Monitor which computers have backed up, when they last backed up, and size of backup
• Set limits on the amount of Time Machine storage a user can use

Calendar Server
• Share calendars, schedule meetings and events, and book conference rooms
• Standards-based CalDAV server for access from Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC
• View availability with free/busy lookups
• Email invitations and push notifications

Contacts Server
• Synchronize contacts with Mac, iPad, and iPhone
• Allow multiple users to access and update contacts
• Standards-based CardDAV server

Wiki Server
• Point-and-click page edit to change formatting and insert images, movies, and attachments
• Access controls
• Tags and comments
• Revision history
• Document sharing
• Quick Look previews

Mail Server
• Standards-based SMTP, IMAP, and POP server
• Push notifications
• SSL encryption
• Adaptive junk mail filtering
• Virus detection and quarantine

Virtual Private Network
• Remote access for your network services
• Encrypted VPN connections for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC

• Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access
• Xsan volume hosting and configuration
• Volume management, storage pooling, stripping, and volume mapping
• Real-time monitoring, graphs, and event notifications
• Metadata controller failover and file system journaling

Server App
• Local and remote management
• Users and group settings
• View real-time graphs of server usage
• Receive alerts on network changes, certificate expiration, storage usage, and more

Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply. Some features require macOS 10.12. Some features require program enrollment. Some features are not available in all countries.
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Available in countries
Country Price
Canada 27.99 CAD
China 128 CNY
France 21.99 EUR
Germany 21.99 EUR
Italy 21.99 EUR
Netherlands 21.99 EUR
Portugal 21.99 EUR
Spain 21.99 EUR
Poland 21.99 EUR
UK 19.99 GBP
India 999.99 INR
Japan 999.99 JPY
Poland 94.99 PLN
Russia 999.99 RUB
Turkey 69.99 TRY
USA 19.99 USD
Korea, Republic Of 21.99 USD
Ukraine 19.99 USD
Available for devices

Latest version macOS Server: 5.3.1

• Fixes issues with VPP app assignment in Profile Manager

Apps Changes History:
  • 4 months ago: New App Version 5.3 ☛ 5.3.1
  • 5 months ago: New App Version 5.2 ☛ 5.3
  • 11 months ago: New App Version 5.1.7 ☛ 5.2
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 5.1.5 ☛ 5.1.7
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 5.1 ☛ 5.1.5
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 5.0.15 ☛ 5.1
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 5.0.4 ☛ 5.0.15

Was lange währt wird doch noch gut

Habe saubere Installation gemacht

Weil ich eine Testumgebung aufsetzen musste. Und da lief die Maschine bisher fehlerfrei. Allerdings sollten User die meinen die Server App wäre so einfach wie ein Jump und Run spiel lieber darauf verzichten und erst mal lernen was es bedeutet einen Server zu konfigurieren. Grundlegende Netzwerkkenntnisse sind ebenfalls hilfreich. Fachliteratur und eines der zahlreichen verfügbaren Videotrainings im iBook Store seien ebenfalls empfohlen. Ansonsten rennt die Maschine so wie sie soll. Ergänzung zu 4.1: Ich musste neulich ein paar Mac OS 10.8 Server (und in Zukunft noch mehr upgraden) Es hat problemlos funktioniert. Ich denke das Geheimnis liegt in einer ordentlichen Konfiguration und einem Backup auf das man jederzeit wenn mal was nicht klappen sollte zurück greifen kann. Update zur Version 5.03: Bei einer sauberen Installation klappt die App wunderbar. Bei einer Migration von Mac OS 10.8.5 und Server App 2.2.5 sieht anfänglichst alles gut aus. Aber wenn man dann vom Client aus einen Netzwerklogin machen möchte ist die Vorfreude leider vorbei. Anscheinend klappt da was bei der Migration des Opendirectory nicht? Wäre hilfreich wenn Cupertino da möglichst schnell und Zeitnah nachbessert. Die Kunden werden sonst in Scharren weg rennen und der gute Ansatz des „Apple in Business“ wäre dahin. Die Welt besteht nicht nur aus iPhones und iPads. Update 5.04: Die Migration von älteren Server App Versionen hat wieder fehlerfrei geklappt. Vielen Dank für den schnellen Support. Update 5.0.15 Ich konnte erfolgreich am Halloween Wochenende einen Server von Mountain Lion direkt und ohne Fehler updaten. Ich würde mich sehr freuen wenn das so bleibt. Vielen Dank! Version 5.1: Grundsätzliche Installation auf Mac OS 10.11.4 inkl. Security Update hat geklappt. Update von 5.0.15 auf 5.1 hat nicht funktioniert. Irgendwie hat mich da der Webdienst im Stich gelassen. 19.5.2016: Bei einem Kunden musste ich ein Update von Mac OS 10.9.5 Server auf 10.11.5 Server mit der Version 5.1.5 machen. Das hat sogar schneller funktioniert als je zuvor bei anderen Versionen. Vor allem ohne Fehler. Wäre das nicht toll, wenn das immer so toll funktionieren würde?

Best Server app

its the best server app ever

Keyboard and mouse settings bug

I think there might be a bug. After running the server keyboard and tracpad settings are not saved and restored to default on macbook pro. Overall the server is great!

Super aplikacja

Szybka i bezproblemwa konfiguracja, wszystko działa.

Solid, but there are gotchas

Server OS’s are fundamentally different than consumer OS’s. A server OS must run 24/7, often exposed to the internet, and remain stable and secure even while serving GB’s or TB’s of data. If you go into this thinking it’ll be like the consumer experience, forget about it. To have success with this OS, it’s essential to understand you are dealing with a SERVER and all servers need careful planning and babying. This Server OS is no different than other OS’s I’ve maintained for 20+ years. You need backups, clones, careful planning… Yes, the GUI makes certain things easier, but some things are more difficult than servers running tools like cPanel. It depends on what your goal is. We’ve been running this OS on a server farm for ~6 months, and it has been rock solid. The initial setup was not “a walk in the park.” There were several things we had to workaround. But in the end, everything works as expected, and is more stable than our Linux-based VPS hosting was, at a lower monthly cost. (However, that doesn’t include the labor of setting it up). If you’re hoping for a “plug and play” experience, if you have a simple configuration, you may experience that. However, if your configuration involves anything unusual, then expect to spend time and planning in deploying this. For example, if you want to set up the VPN, make sure you know what you’re doing. I do, and I still had issues at first. VPN setup is not trivial. However, basic web page hosting and email is pretty straightforward. The reasons I gave this four stars instead of five: 1. The built in CURL wasn’t working correctly for certain wordpress sites. I had to reinstall using Homebrew. 2. Some of the tools, e.g. PHP, are quite “old” and need to be updated to more modern versions My config includes a test machine MacMini where I try out all updates before deploying them to the live server, along with not only backups but regular clones of the machine to a second machine. I am happy overall with this Server OS, and hope that Apple will keep maintaining it in spite of the sometimes overly negative reviews (sometimes stemming from lack of planning/backups/test machines).

It’s terrible

Decided that I would chance it and update one of my 2009 Xserves to Yosemite. Little did I know, all of my Mac OS X Server applications are no longer compatible with Mac OS X. So I was forced to purchase and download this app as a replacement for all the Mac OS X Server apps. This is a horrible substitution to the true apps. The look is nice and all, but it removed most of the functionality and services that the true Mac OS X Server had. Not-to-mention that because some of my other Xserves are not compatible with any OS X versiona after Lion and this app only connects with the current OS and version. I can not properly administrate my Xserves unless I want to screen share with every last one of them, I honestly don’t have time for that. It won’t even let me reconfigure my LOM for the unit. I’m glad I used this Xserve as a guinea pig for this OS and app while leaving the others running Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard. In addition, to keeping the install disks for Snow Leopard. So I’ll be upgrading this Xserve back to Snow Leopard.

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