Designed for OS X and iOS devices, OS X Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more.

OS X Server is an application you can add to OS X Yosemite right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running OS X Yosemite into a server that's perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.

Here's what you'll get with OS X Server:

File Sharing
  • File sharing for Mac, PC, and iPad
  • Standards-based SMB3, SMB2, AFP, and WebDAV file services
  • Flexible file permissions
  • Spotlight searching

    Profile Manager
  • Mobile device management for Mac and iOS devices
  • Simplified management and deployment of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite
  • Distribution of institution licensed apps and books purchased from the Volume Purchase Program
  • Device Enrollment Program integration
  • Web-based administration console
  • Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock, and remote wipe

    Caching Server
  • Speed up the download of software distributed by Apple
  • Locally cache apps, books, iTunes U, software updates, and OS X Recovery images
  • Fault-tolerant design with multiserver cache replication and load balancing
  • No client configuration required

    Xcode Server
  • Use Xcode 6 to create continuous integration bots that build, analyze, and test on any Mac running OS X Server
  • Configure bots to integrate at a specific time, or continually as code is committed to the repository
  • Automate testing of OS X and iOS apps, executing on multiple connected iOS devices
  • Host your own Git repositories on OS X Server or connect to remote Git or Subversion hosts
  • Remotely access detailed integration summaries and nightly builds using the Web interface

    Time Machine
  • Provide a backup destination for Mac computers on your network
  • Monitor which computers have backed up, when they last backed up, and size of backup
  • Set limits on the amount of Time Machine storage a user can use

    Calendar Server
  • Share calendars, schedule meetings and events, and book conference rooms
  • Standards-based CalDAV server for access from Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC
  • View availability with free/busy lookups
  • Email invitations and push notifications

    Contacts Server
  • Synchronize contacts with Mac, iPad, and iPhone
  • Allow multiple users to access and update contacts
  • Standards-based CardDAV server

    Wiki Server
  • Point-and-click page edit to change formatting and insert images, movies, and attachments
  • Access controls
  • Tags and comments
  • Revision history
  • Document sharing
  • Quick Look previews

    Mail Server
  • Standards-based SMTP, IMAP, and POP server
  • Push notifications
  • SSL encryption
  • Adaptive junk mail filtering
  • Virus detection and quarantine

    Virtual Private Network
  • Remote access for your network services
  • Encrypted VPN connections for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC

    Xsan 4
  • Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access
  • Xsan volume hosting and configuration
  • Volume management, storage pooling, stripping, and volume mapping
  • Real-time monitoring, graphs, and event notifications
  • Metadata controller failover and file system journaling

    Server App
  • Local and remote management
  • Users and group settings
  • View real-time graphs of server usage
  • Receive alerts on network changes, certificate expiration, storage usage, and more

    Other OS X Server features
  • NetInstall to automate OS X installations and upgrades across your network
  • Web server for hosting multiple websites
  • Messages server to encrypt instant messaging within your organization

    Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply. Some features require program enrollment. Some features are not available in all countries.

  • What's New
  • Updated for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.
  • SMB3 is the new default protocol for sharing files in OS X Yosemite. SMB3 helps protect against tampering and eavesdropping by encrypting and signing data "in-flight."
  • Caching Server supports IP address range registration for caching content in non-NAT'ed networks.
  • Profile Manager support for new features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, including Handoff and push install of OS X enterprise apps and iOS media assets including PDF, ePub, and iBooks Author files.
  • Redesigned Mail Server interface for setting up email for multiple domains.
  • Meeting room addresses can be stored in Calendar Server, allowing clients to associate map locations and travel times.
  • Simplified setup of Xsan volumes and clients using the Server application and Configuration Profiles.
  • Server now performs network diagnostic tests to verify that your server is accessible from the Internet. Network diagnostic tests verify reachability by checking your server's host name, service ports, and DNS MX records.
  • Firewall and user/group-based service access controls can now be defined in the Access tab of Server pane. Access restrictions can be applied in multiple levels - for all networks, local networks, this Mac, custom networks, and specific users and groups.
  • Xcode Server compatibility with Xcode 6.
  • Improved graphs and visual stats.

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  • Server ( is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Server 481. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Server 733.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.10.1