Apple provides you a space over the internet called iCloud to save your photos, videos and files. You are always on edge before putting your photos, videos and other personal information over the internet. You must be concerned about the sensitivity of your data and who knows how much your data is secured over the internet. After all, the data on iCloud is saved on physical drives and maintained and administrated by individuals.Why not maintaining a personal server to save your photos, videos and files? You can do this by setting up macOS Server. The data is saved in your personal server and only you have the access to that data. You can also securely share the files and other data with family and friends. Let us discuss how to download and install macOs Server.
Initial Step for macOS Server
The first thing to make sure before downloading macOS server is that your OS should be latest and up to date. If you have already macOS Sierra running, check for updates before downloading the server. Otherwise follow the steps described below to download macOS Sierra.
Update the Mac OS X
To update the current version of operating system in your Mac to macOS Sierra you have to,
- Go to the App Store.
- Find macOS Sierra from the search bar, and click on Download
- When the download is completed and macOS Sierra installer starts click Continue.
- Choose the hard drive for the installation and click on Install.
- Wait for installation to complete.
Downloading macOS Server
The macOS Server is available in App store. You have to purchase it from the app store to begin downloading. Its almost costs $19.99 for purchasing macOS Server which is relatively less for giving you a secure server for your data and files. To begin downloading macOS Server you have to,
- Open the App Store.
- Search for macOS Server in the search bar.
- Click on Buy macOS Server.
- Complete the payment procedure.
- macOS Server will automatically start, you have to click on Continue.
- User agreement appears, click on Agree.
- The macOS Server will be downloaded to your Mac.