Questions tagged [webserver]

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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Can't access apache-powered website at localhost [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the recommended way to set up and run an OS X web server for a busy public website?

I am moving from a VPS to a dedicated Mac mini server running Mavericks. All I want to do is serve a typical website using Apache, an nginx reverse proxy, PHP and MySQL. My website isn't gigantic, ...
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What causes OS X to mark a folder as Quarantined?

I had a folder under ~/Sites, let's call it Foo, from which I was sharing a Wordpress site-in-development via Apache. This was working fine, I'd mapped foo.local to 127.0.0.1 in my hosts file and was ...
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Running a local web server on MacBook

I am using a MacBook with OS X Mounain Lion 10.8.3 and I want to install a local web server on my machine. What are my options? On windows I used XAMPP.
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What is answering at port 80 when httpd is down?

Since OS X Lion, web sharing isn't available from the System preferences. So I shut it down using sudo apachectl stop. Doing this, http://localhost/~Username doesn't answer any more and all httpd ...
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How to configure Apache for XAMPP on Mac OS X Lion to use mod_rewrite?

I am totally newbie when it comes to .htaccess or Apache. I don't know how it works. My URLs are like http://localhost/category.php?category=something and I'd like to get the variable value as ...
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Trouble accessing the OS X Lion web server from other device

I'm developing a web app for mobile phones. To easily get a feel of how it is to use, I simply copied the app into ~/Sites (after enabling web sharing in the System Preferences). Navigating to http://...
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What alternatives for reporting OSX Server Web Stats do the same job as AWStats?

I need a replacement tool or script to generate stats from the logfiles OSX Server generates while it runs. I have spent way too much time on AWStats and it's had nothing but permissions issues from ...
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How to set up OS X server for serving static files over HTTP?

I have OS X Server(.app) installed (because I'm a registered developer, so I got it for free). I figured it would be an easy way to flip a switch and get a web server for some static files, for my ...
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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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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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Nginx on 10.7 with homebrew

I've purchased an "old" Mac Mini (macmini2,1) from a coworker to serve as a media server beneath my TV. It runs 10.7.5 and can't update any further, it's got a 1.83Ghz Core2Duo and 4Gb RAM, and I've ...
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Can an Open Directory (10.8) user's home directory be changed from the terminal?

I'd like to use SFTP/SSH for users (students and faculty) to manage their web content. The default home directory is "/Users//". I'd like to point them to something like "/Users//web" to block access ...
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How to host Etherpad (node.js) AND create a closed Wifi network from the same Mac?

I have a successfully running Etherpad install running on my Mac, and when clients on my network connect to my node.js server through the IP address assigned by my router, all is well. But I'm going ...
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Can I share my internet connection and redirect clients to my web server?

I often share my internet connection with other Macs and devices and want to know if I can redirect client's web requests to my local web server. Is it as simple as having them use my client's IP ...
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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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Starting Apache2 on Mountain Lion

I have tried every option to get apache2 to work in Mountain Lion, and I am baffled by how impossible the task seems to be. I just got a new iMac and on a fresh, clean install, I went about setting ...
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How to serve the personal website from different folder?

So far, I read on MacRumors of: System-wide site Files at /Library/WebServer/Documents will, by default, be shared as the root Web site when Web sharing is turned on. These files can be ...
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how to use ipad to access webserver on macbook air

my webserver software is nginx which runs very well on macbook air using mac os x 10.7.5 when i go to http://myapp.localhost on my macbook air, i can access my website perfectly which is running on ...
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Can Coda 2 be made to uploads to locations other than the root of a website?

I am using Coda 2 coming from Dreamweaver, and it all seems great. However, uploading a file or 'publishing' (what's actually the difference here?) seems to stick the file in the root. Even when the ...
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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 ...
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web sharing on lion - odd behavior

In my Lion local web sharing folder, I noticed that I cannot change any of the files without typing in my password. I also noticed that there's a folder called postgresql there. I don't remember ...
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Problem with web-sharing and resolving localhost

I was using web-sharing and accessing some webpages that I had developed using localhost. I messed up a PostGreSQL installation and deleted anything related to PostGreSQL and in the process appear to ...