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Mac OS X Personal Web Server

By Bjarni R. Einarsson 2011-01-14, 15:01

Mac OS X has an Apache web server built-in. To turn it on, simply go to system preferences and select "Sharing".

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If you are not signed in as an administrator everything is grayed out. You will need to press the lock in the left-hand corner and enter the administrator password,

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Check the "Web Sharing" box and your Apache server will be up and running within a few seconds.

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The root of your personal website (http://localhost/~YOURNAME) is now in

/Users/YOURNAME/Sites/

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Additional paths:

Files

Comments

  1. Bjarni R. Einarsson said on 2011-01-14, 09:52
    Many thanks to Einar Jón for the text and screen-shots!
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  2. Victor said on 2013-03-27, 17:24
    Unfortunately, this doesn't work for Lion as the "Web Sharing" function has been removed in the latest OS X
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