OpenOSX has put out a CD that many people interested in using Mac OS X as a server will find useful. Itis called OpenWeb CD and it includes 22 open source (free) tools from the Unix world. The CD will install and configure those tools on your Mac OS X box. From OpenOSX:
Whether intending to use your Mac as a dynamic World Wide Web secure server, a Enterprise Intranet server: The OpenWeb CD will install and configure a host of powerful applications with the ease you would expect as a Mac user. This is the second Edition of the CD offering many new programs and 10.1 compatibility.
The OpenWeb CD installs and perhaps most importantly, correctly configures the following popular programs. The programs work with Mac OS X 10.0.4-10.1:
Apache Web Server 1.3.20
Tomcat 4.0 with WebDAV support
pdf_lib 4.0.1 (demo mode)
Free Type 2
OpenSSH 2.9 p2
The OpenWeb CD is bundled with complete documentation in HTML and PDF formats, limited technical support and completely configured source code and de-installation software.
- Apache Web Server is the robust, full-featured web server that serves the majority of the Worldis web content.
- mod_SSL module provides strong cryptography for the Apache (v1.3) web server via the Secure Socket Layer and Transport Layer Security.
- PHP is an industry-strength cross-platform server-side scripting language, with which you can easily create and serve dynamically generated web pages.
- WebDAV: enables web sites to be authored remotely. WebDAV provides authoring support for Web resources of any media type, be they HTML, GIF, JPEG, or other. Adobe Acrobat 5, Adobe GoLive 5 and Macromedia Dreamweaver are among the list of commercial products that can interface with WebDAV.
- PDF_lib allows the creation of dynamic PDF files. PDF_lib enables the writing, creation and manipulation of PDF files. This version of PDF_lib is a demo version.
- Tomcat is for those interested in learning to serve up Java Server Pages and Servlets.
- MySQL is for serving databases on the Internet and enterprise LAN/WANs. PostgreSQL is a popular alternative to MySQL.
- MyODBC/iODBC are standard Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for accessing information from different database systems and storage formats.
- phpMyAdmin/phpPgAdmin are browser-based interfaces that allow you to accomplish most day-to-day database administration tasks from the comfort of your browser.
- phpShop is a PHP-based e-commerce application development platform. It offers developers a modular environment where code can be easily reused and managed in a simple yet powerful way.
- phpDig is a small HTTP spider/indexing search engine using PHP and MySQL. It features an administration, which allow the site administrator to indexing of both static and dynamic pages.
- phpAds is a banner management and tracking system written in PHP. Currently it can manage multiple banners (any size) per client, view daily, overall and summary statistics and send statistics to clients via email.
- phpPolls allows you to set up a voting booth on your web site. With phpPolls you can setup, administer, conduct and view polls in an easy manner.
- WebCalendar is a web based personal calendar.
- phpSysInfo is used to display information about a web host.
- FreeType is a software font engine supporting a myriad of font formats, that is capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images).
- SSL 0.9.6b scrambles data with 128-bit strong encryption between the clients web browser and your server.
- OpenSSH is a program used to securely log onto a remote machine.
You can find more information on the CD at OpenOSXis Web site. The CD is priced at US$30, and all of the software included on the CD is free and Open Source.