Down for a couple days…

I upgraded this server from OS X Mountain Lion Server to OS X Mavericks Server two nights ago….. The server is remotely managed by Macstadium and they HOOKED me up when it didn’t return from the upgrade.  They rebuilt the upgrade from USB and  put it back where it needed to be!  Kudos to Phil @ … Continue Reading

Where is httpd.conf on Mac OS X Server?

Mac OS X Server is awesome! But it “hides” configuration files for some of the services it runs. Finding them can be a pain… This is the directory where OS X Server puts all of the relevant httpd.conf files: /Library/Server/Web/Config/apache2/sites/

Change the SSHd port on Mac OS X

If you enable SSH on your mac, you’ll notice that you can’t easily change the listening port. This means that if you leave your computer connected for any time to the Internet you’ll see all sorts of brute force login attempts in /var/log/system.log. To change the default port (22) of SSH on a Mac it’s … Continue Reading

Clear DNS Cache on a Mac (OS X)

If you’re ever messing with DNS records, you may run into times when you have stale entries in your DNS Cache. Here’s you how clear your cache in Mac OS X: dscacheutil -flushcache

Add SSH2 PHP Extension to Mountain Lion Server

If you’re running MAMP on Mountain Lion Server OS X you’ve probably noticed a few missing PHP extensions. Here’s a quick way to install the SSH2 extension: Download libssh2-1.4.2.tar.gz Download the latest SSH2 PECL from Untar and gzip both packages in your download folder Compile libssh

Compile SSH2

Copy to your PHP extension_dir … Continue Reading

Find Your Mac’s Age

With OS X Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) coming out soon, you may be wondering “Will my Mac or Macbook run Mountain Lion?” It’s really easy to find out. Just go here: and put your serial number in. Mountain Lion will support the following devices: MacBook Pro – 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ … Continue Reading

Mac OS X Messages App

This is just about the coolest app ever!  I’m really looking forward to having Mountain Lion. Now, when I text on my phone, the text shows up on my iPad and Macbook.  I can leave one device and keep chatting with everybody on any other device.  How cool is that? Dragging and dropping pictures into … Continue Reading