OS X Web Sharing Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stoavio, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. stoavio macrumors member

    stoavio

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    #1
    When I first investigated the Web Sharing option I know for a fact it worked. Awhile ago I was trying to install Apache (which at the time I had no clue it was already installed and basically OS X already comes with an operational web server configuration). I believe I may have overwritten some files because now the Web Sharing option in my System Preferences is grayed out and this message is displayed:

    I installed one of the packages here: http://www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/. After that Personal Web Sharing will no longer turn on.

    I've tried inserting the system disc but it just wants me to restart so I can install OS X and I'm afraid to try because I don't want to reinstall it. I just want to restore Web Sharing functionality.

    Any ideas? Could another mac user maybe look in the directory the apache/web server files are stored and compare them against the files I have? I think something was either overwritten or removed.

    TIA for your help,

    Mason
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    USA
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    IIRC, user-installed Apache defaults to a different path than Personal Web Sharing. After installing Apache, you must change the path to that expected by PWS.
     
  3. stoavio thread starter macrumors member

    stoavio

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    #3
    Oh, cool. How do I do that?
     
  4. ebrentnelson macrumors newbie

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    Mar 21, 2008
    #4
    Any solution to this?

    I know it has been a million years since this was addressed, but I made the same mistake with trying to get PHP5 working on my machine. That didn't work and now its weird. Only the computer's web site works (http://localhost) but my personal website (http://localhost/~user) isn't recognized at all. And PHP4 doesn't work at all (I have uncommented the lines in the httpd.conf).

    Help.

    Thanks.
     

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