ASP Apache Help

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by faffoo, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. faffoo macrumors 6502

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    Glasgow, UK
    #1
    Hi,

    I am new to the mac and have a couple of websites that are programmed in ASP. I DO NOT have time to re program them in PHP or JSP etc so I need to find a way to show ASP files on the mac. I am using dreamweaver to edit the websites and need a way to view them localy.

    I have looked around, done several google searches and been to the local AppelStore and the best route I can find was recommended by an employee at the AppleRetail Store.

    I have found out that OS X has "Apache" pre installed and that you can download an ASP plug in. I have no idea what Apache is so I need some help.

    So my questions; What is Apache? How do I get it to work? Is it what I need?

    I recently read on another forum the following:
    Any help would be a greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Faffoo
     
  2. sbauer macrumors member

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    Baltimore, MD
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    Apache is a web server. To get Apache to work on your Mac, go to the sharing pane in the system preferences menu. Once you're in there, click on the check box next to the web sharing text. This will start Apache. The configuration file, httpd.conf, will probably be located at /etc/apache2/httpd.conf on your Mac. By default, all documents that are to be served up by Apache should be placed in /Library/WebServer/Documents, as defined by the DocumentRoot setting in the http.conf.

    If you want to manage and modify ASP pages, your best bet would be to create a Windows VM, or use bootcamp to boot Windows. That's what I do. I would never consider Apache ASP as an equal replacement to IIS + ASP.
     

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