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    • PLEX Media Server Part 6: PLEX Pass
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      PLEX Media Server Part 6: PLEX Pass

      With all of the great features built into PLEX for free there are some premium features available only to PLEX Pass Subscribers. To help you determine the benefit you might receive from signing up with a PLEX Pass, I cover some of these features in this screencast including: Additional MyPLEX menu options PLEX Sync with […]

    • PLEX Media Server Part 5: iOS Application
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      PLEX Media Server Part 5: iOS Application

      PLEX is a great companion to your server with MacStadium. Having your media in your own personal cloud allows you to access it on the go in many different ways. One of those way is through your iOS or Android Devices. In this screencast I cover the iOS PLEX Application (the Android Application is similar). […]

    • PLEX Media Server Part 4: Mac Applications
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      PLEX Media Server Part 4: Mac Applications

      The benefit of a hosted PLEX Media Server is being able to access all of your media from your various devices wherever you are. PLEX has applications that help you access your media and even have a number of televisions that have PLEX built in. In this screencast I cover the Mac Applications available from […]

    • PLEX Media Server Part 3: PLEX Customization
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      PLEX Media Server Part 3: PLEX Customization

      PLEX comes with a number of ways to customize it and make sure that all of your metadata is correct. In this screencast I cover how to customize PLEX including: Adding new Media to PLEX Customizing your media’s metadata A run through of the Settings Menu A walk through of all of the buttons and […]

    • PLEX Media Server Part 2: Installation & Set Up
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      PLEX Media Server Part 2: Installation & Set Up

      In the second part of our series on PLEX Media Server, I walk you through the installation of PLEX on your server. Once installed I cover some of the settings needed to begin using PLEX with the media you uploaded to your server. In this screencast I cover: The download and installation of PLEX. Setting […]

    • PLEX Media Server Part 1: Preparing Your Media
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      PLEX Media Server Part 1: Preparing Your Media

      In the first in our series of screencasts covering the PLEX Media Server, I cover the basic preparation in setting up your media to be better recognized by PLEX. One of the great features of PLEX is it’s ability to automatically pull down all of the metadata available for your media. But to do that […]

    • OwnCloud Part 6: Installing Plugins
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      OwnCloud Part 6: Installing Plugins

      One of the great things about ownCloud is the fact that is has plugins that you can add to the interface to customize it. There are plugins built into ownCloud itself with the basic install and there are also many other plugins developed by third parties that can be added. You can find those plugins […]

    • OwnCloud Part 5: iOS Client Set Up
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      OwnCloud Part 5: iOS Client Set Up

      In this screencast tutorial I cover the iOS client that works with your OwnCloud Server. The iOS client is 99 cents on the App Store and is a bargain as it enables you to access all of your files on your iOs devices and allows you to move, change, upload, download and organize those files […]

    • OwnCloud Part 4: Mac Client Set Up
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      OwnCloud Part 4: Mac Client Set Up

      One of the benefits of using ownCloud as the center of all your sync services is to be able to sync all of that data to your client machines. OwnCloud has sync clients for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices like iOS and Android making it easy to keep all of your data in sync […]

    • OwnCloud Part 3: Working with the Web Interface
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      OwnCloud Part 3: Working with the Web Interface

      In this screencast I cover the basics of working with the basic plugins inside the web interface. OwnCloud has some great built in features like file sharing, calendar and contacts sharing and sync, and built in media players for audio and video. In this screencast I cover how to: Upload files to your ownCloud Server. […]

    • OwnCloud Part 2: Settings & Open Directory Integration
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      OwnCloud Part 2: Settings & Open Directory Integration

      Following up on my previous screencast which covered the basics of getting ownCloud installed and up and running on your Mac mini with OS X Server, in this screencast I go over how to configure ownCloud to work with your server’s Open Directory. Having a cloud service is one thing but having that cloud service […]

    • OwnCloud Part 1: Installation and Set Up
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      OwnCloud Part 1: Installation and Set Up

      With the need for cloud based solutions and the concern for security at the same time many people and companies are looking for alternatives to more public services like Dropbox. With a hosted Mac mini and a copy of OwnCloud, you can have your own hosted cloud service that comes complete with syncing software for […]

    • Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start: Part 2
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      Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start: Part 2

      This is a 4 part series designed to get new  subscribers educated, configured, tested, and ultimately up and running with their Mac servers at MacStadium for the common tasks of hosting authoritative Internet DNS, Web Server, and Mail Server all using OSX Mountain Lion Server App in about an hour. In this second part of a 4 part […]

    • Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start: Part 1
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      Hosted DNS, Web & Mail Server Quick-Start: Part 1

      This is a 4 part series designed to get new  subscribers educated, configured, tested, and ultimately up and running with their Mac servers at MacStadium for the common tasks of hosting authoritative Internet DNS, Web Server, and Mail Server all using OSX Mountain Lion Server App in about an hour. In this first part of a […]

    • Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 31: SFTP
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      Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 31: SFTP

      FTP allows you to transfer files and folders to your server. FTP is not very secure however, and many people have started using SFTP as a replacement. SFTP is basically FTP through SSH which makes the communications secure back and forth. In this screencast I cover: Making sure your server is set up to use […]

    • Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 30: SSH Basics
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      Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 30: SSH Basics

      SSH allows you to connect securely to your server. In this screencast I walk you through connecting to your server using SSH. I cover: How to  make sure your server is set up to use SSH. How to open TCP port 22 in your firewall to allow access through SSH. How to connect using SSH […]

    • Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 29: Work Group Manager Preferences
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      Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 29: Work Group Manager Preferences

      In this screencast I continue my coverage of Work Group Manager. If you haven’t viewed the previous screencast on Work Group Manager, you will want to view that one first before this one. In this screencast I cover: The various preferences settings available for users and groups. Compare these settings as another method of setting […]