Set up MySQL server using a Mac Mini Server with Lion and a Promise Pegasus R6

Recently, I set up a Mac Mini server (with Mac OS X Lion) and a Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt disk array as a mysql server for a client of mine. I had to learn few things in the process and I thought I would share the details for those who may need them in the ...

Turning on compression in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server’s Apache

Turning on compression in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server's Apache
I received a couple of MacMini servers, with Snow Leopard Server installed, as a donation for the site. I went ahead and added them to the server farm as web servers. However, testing showed that no compression of web pages was happening and requests served from those servers were consuming far too much bandwidth. The ...

Hotmail access using POP3 protocol

Finally, Microsoft follows the industry standards and has a reasonable mail service. It is now possible to use the POP protocol to send and receive email from hotmail. Instructions for Apple’s Mail application on Leopard: In Mail go to Preferences, and click on Accounts Click the plus button (lower left) to add a new account ...

Changing the system’s default settings for html files (safe)

Changing the system's default settings for html files (safe)
With Leopard 10.5.1, Apple’s developers changed the default status of html files downloaded from the internet from ‘safe’ to ‘Unsafe’. While this may make sense from a security standpoint, for somebody like me that processes hundreds of html files downloaded every day, it’s a big annoyance. I filed a bug with Apple, asking for a ...