A Web server is a program that uses HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) to serve the files that form Web pages to users, in response to their requests, which are forwarded by their computers' HTTP clients.

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“ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED” on localhost after (I think) upgrading Apache via homebrew

I maintain a local web development environment on my Mac via Homebrew, set up in roughly the way described here: https://echo.co/blog/os-x-1010-yosemite-local-development-environment-apache-php-and-...
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Can any one upload their httpd.conf file for mac?

I was testing virtual hosting and doing a lot of stuff. Then I suddenly delete my httpd.conf file using rm command. I've deleted httpd.conf.bak and original/httpd.conf. Well now I'm guessing i don't ...
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Installing WordPress on Mac OS X Server

I Have a Mac Mini with Yosemite OS X Server, i would like to install wordPress and Magento on the server and use it for local Development before i push my completed sites to the live server with the ...
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loookup server IPs the website runs on with nslookup error - Got recursion not available from 192.168.1.1, trying next server

I would like to lookup servers cnn runs on for educational purposes. I issued nslookup www.cnn.com command in terminal and got an error: ;; Got recursion not available from 192.168.1.1, trying next ...
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What is daemon user on mac?

I installed XAMPP on mac and it uses the user daemon. I have trouble accessing an external site that I have setup for which I am getting "Access Denied" error. This is likely because daemon user does ...
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Can't connect my iPad to the localhost of my Mac

I want to access the localhost of my Mac from my iPad. From my Mac, the address is http://localhost:8888. Through IP address The Mac and the iPad are connected to the same Wifi network. The IP ...
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Changing path of Xcode Server

I'm running Xcode Server on my Mac Mini, and the HTTP port is open to the internet. I want to be able to host other content on port 80. Is there a way I can change the path where the Xcode Server ...
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Which mail daemon does OS X 10.8.4 run by default?

I'm debugging some mail related stuff on my Mac, and not quite sure how my system is even sending mail. I can run a simple command like date | mail -s test myemail@mydomain.com and receive an email ...
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Accessing a local IIS server in a VM on a Mac from an iOS device for testing

I have a Windows 10 install running in a Parallels VM on 2009 Mac Pro running OS X 10.11 and I want to access the IIS server in the VM for testing on iOS. I can reach website running in the VM from OS ...
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Problem accessing localhost under Apache while it's running

I reinstalled Apache on my Mac (brew uninstall\install httpd22), and now access to localhost is no longer available. sh-3.2# apachectl -v Server version: Apache/2.2.31 (Unix) Server built: Mar 28 ...
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Mail.app to detect email server settings from Plesk

Not sure if this is the most appropriate place to ask this so please feel free to migrate if not. I have a shared hosting server running Plesk control panel and I've set up an email address for ...
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How to disable web sharing in Server 5 and forward ports 80 and 443 to a virtual machine?

I use the latest Server (5.0.15) to self-host websites on a Mac Mini running El Capitan (10.11.3). I'm not satisfied with the web services (mainly because of this) and I'd like to setup a Linux (LAMP) ...
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Apple Server.app not showing website

I have tried to host a Django WebApp (app.example.com) following this tutorial: http://jelockwood.blogspot.de/2013/06/running-django-webapps-with-os-x.html The WebApp will be hosted next to a ...
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Redirect to different machine with Server App

I am running my main website (e.g. main.com) on a MacMini Server with OS X 10.10 and Server App Version 4. In addition, I serve a Django powered web app on a Raspberry Pi using Gunicorn and nginx. Now,...
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Running mod_perl on El capitan

I'm trying to run mod_perl on El capitan. Process Following http://blog.n42designs.com/blog/2014/10/23/compiling-mod-perl-for-apache-2-dot-4-on-os-x-10-dot-10-yosemite/ an http://stackoverflow.com/...
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How can I hook up a PHP server?

I have a php page I want to test on a server. Is there a server that runs through Terminal.app that supports PHP? I read this tutorial, but either I did it wrong or it didn't work. How can I start up ...
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What is the best free option for automatic ftp sync with finder? [closed]

I was quite happy when I found out that Finder had native support, but it didn't take long until I realized it was read-only access. What is the best free option for automatic ftp sync with finder? ...
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Mac Mini Server Reset To Factory - Help With Fatal Error [closed]

I am in desperate need of assistance. I am doing my very first in-house server reset and wipe since graduating from school and I am in over my head. I know I am a noob at it but I am THE I.T. GUY at ...
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Unable to maintain stable connection from 10.10.4 using a reverse proxy

I've got a server running OS X 10.10.4 and it's giving me some trouble. I have several applications sitting behind a reverse proxy, and for a while, everything worked great. I've got port forwarding ...
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Can I turn a bad video card iMac g5 into headless server?

I have an iMac G5 that won't display anything because (I believe) the video card is malfunctioning. Could the machine still be functional as a headless server? I could modify the settings with a ...
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AD users are unable to log into web server on Yosemite server

Active Directory Domain accounts unable to access the web server hosted on the Yosemite server. Local users can authenticate. I cannot find a setting to enable the Web services. I feel there is a ...
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Connection refused when connecting to localhost using apache user directory

I am unable to successfully display the index when connecting to localhost/~username. Instead of seeing a lasting of the directory structure, I am getting an error message, the requested URL was not ...
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OS X Yosemite Server won't create websites

I'm having trouble creating a website in OS X Server (10.10.3) using the Website tab. I've created a DNS entry, so I have a green light when I enter the same domain name in the "Domain Name" field. ...
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ASP & PHP Web Server on OS X

On Windows, I ran Xampp on port 80 for PHP/MySQL and IIS on port 8080 for ASP. For OS X, what's the best route to take... Should I just run Xampp for Mac for PHP/mySQL, or is there a better option ...
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Can't access apache-powered website at localhost

I was trying to enable php, mysql, apache on my macbook pro running yosemite. I followed this guide but it doesn't run. What's wrong in setting up a local web server on OS X Please help.....I get an ...
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Share Site via local webserver

I have a local webserver running on my machine (Mavericks). How can others on my network view the page that I'm hosting?
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Local web server

I'm running OS X Yosemite and I'm trying to setup Apache so I can access files over my WiFi for my Chromecast application (runs using NodeJS). So I followed some tutorials online (http://www....
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Virtual Hosts Not Working on OSX Mavericks

In Mac OS X 10.9.3 I've Included http-vhosts in httpd.conf # Virtual hosts Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf I've commented out the DocumentRoot and the Directory in httpd.conf #...
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How to determine where the localhost:8080 source and server are located

I am running Mavericks OS currently on my iMac. It has been a while since I set up a web server on my iMac. I went to my Firefox browser and went to localhost:8080 and it returns a simple string "...
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Code editor with key authentication

I have been using Dreamweaver for many years simply because it has a built in FTP manager. This makes working on a website very efficient. The code editor isn't all that great but I manage with it ok....
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Disable Apache autostart

I'm on a fresh 10.9 install and the default Apache server is org.apache.httpd: Already loaded after each startup. Is there a way to disable that autostart?
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Web Sharing Apache Localhost - Access permissions

I want to install phpMyAdmin on the native Apache webserver that is bundled with Mac OS X 10.6. I turned on Web Sharing in System Preferences. Yet, me fear is that my computer is granting access to ...
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Apple Shellshock patch for 10.6?

I am running a small HTTP server (Apache) off my Mac mostly as a hobby. If it becomes compromised it isn't the end of the world but it is something I would certainly like to prevent. I set up a ...
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How to fix permission denied for home folder with Apache in Mavericks?

I recently activated the apache that ships with OS X Mavericks. I followed some tutorial to set up the web-server, however. When I browse to my home-filter at http://localhost/~nazeem, I get the ...
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Username.conf rules to fix 403 error

I am setting up a webserver but I am currently receiving a 403 error when browsing to Localhost. I am setting up "username.conf" and I have a couple of questions: Since I am not logged in as a user ...
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How do I access CGI-Scripts Not Stored Under WWW-Root?

How do I access cgi scripts from the browser if the CGI-Executables directory is above the www-root folder? I don't want to use something like ../. I tried browsing to localhost/cgi-bin/ but it gave ...
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What are good bi-directional, real-time synchronization utilities between Mac local folder and web server?

I have an iMac that is connected to my local network (and, subsequently, the Internet) that has a folder named DocShare. I have a web server hosted off-site through a hosting company, with a similar ...
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OSX Firewall: Forwarding Ports & Ignoring Non-Local Requests

On my production Debian server I use this to forward requests that come in to port 80 to a non-root process running on port 8080: sudo iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j ...
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How to connect to a mac mini when offline from a mac laptop?

I'm a developer that travels. I have a macbook pro and a mac mini (which runs as a headless webserver). This setup works fine when both machines are on the same network. However, I've never been ...
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Error starting apache httpd-2.4.4 configured with mod_jk

I'm trying to configure mod_jk with httpd-2.4.4 and getting the below error when starting apache. httpd: Syntax error on line 500 of /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 2 of /usr/...
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MacBook Pro issue with local IP download over wifi

I am facing a strange situation on my MacBook Pro. I'm serving a file via http (whatever server I use, I get the same problem: apache, node.js, ...): [http://localhost:8080/myFile] with my wifi ...
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Mac OS X Server ignores remote HTTP connections, but accepts local ones

I cannot get Mac OS X Server's web server to accept connections from other machines on the same LAN. This is on OS X 10.8.2, running on a Mac mini which originally shipped with Lion Server. I can ...
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Can't connect to a specific server via http or ftp on macbook/imac (ok on iPhone)

More often than not I can't connect to my clients server via web and ftp, it may occasionally work (once every couple of days) but then after a couple of page requests it stops responding - it's like ...
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Why can't I email from certain email accounts?

I have three email addresses, one is a gmx account which I can email from at all times. The other two are held on a server provided by the web designer I use, and are for two seperate businesses, ...
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Preferred Location for cgi executables in Lion Server

This question relates to use of a Lion Server only for testing and prototyping, so I don't need multiple sites hosting separate domains. All of my projects have directories in the root directory, not ...
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Cannot reach local web site using IP-address of macbook

I am running a web server locally, and I can reach it by typing http://localhost:63342/myproject/index.html (this server is automatically started when I work on a web project in the Webstorm IDE ...
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Web page not updated

I have set my php web server following this guide: https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3083 If I load the page writing /index.html I see the page, I read "it works!". But if I edit the index.html ...
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Does Apache require special settings to run a command?

I am trying to create an image using Bio::Perl/Bio::Graphics and implement it on my webserver. However, whenever I am trying to run my scripts online, the command line does not respond to run my ...
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Im trying to run a webserver in iMac but it doesn't work in port 800

Im trying to run a local web server Mongoose on mac, its default settings is listening on port 8080,I want to change it to 800 but it doesn't run mongoose once I changed it to 800. What seems to be ...
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Web Sharing (Apache) won't turn on in Lion

I'm unable to enable web sharing via System Preferences > Sharing. When I click it to turn it on the light turns yellow but then goes back to gray. I did some Googling and found that many people ...