What Does OS X Server Mean?
OS X Server is a server operating system designed specifically to be installed and used on Apple-based server machines.
It is an Apple proprietary server OS. Apple has released several versions of the OS X server, including Cheetah Server (version 10.0), Puma Server (version 10.1) and Mavericks Server (version 10.9, released Oct 2013). OS X Server was initially released in 1999.
OS X Server was formerly known as Mac OS X Server.
Techopedia Explains OS X Server
OS X Server's user interface is similar to the desktop version of OS X. It has support for popular open-source technologies such as UNIX, Java, Carbon and other development and database technologies. OS X server incorporates the OS kernel and features from UNIX OS.
OS X Server combines several types of servers within one OS, enabling the creation of:
- File-sharing server
- Email server
- Caching server
- Xcode server
- Wiki server
Some of the features of OS X Server include:
- File-sharing services
- User profile management
- Backup and storage management
- Server administration
- Calendar management
- Contact management