Looking for a web server expert

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MrNevadaCity, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. MrNevadaCity macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm running OS X 10.4 xserve and when i type in http://localhost it gives me an error saying it cannot connect to the server. This is preventing me from setting up phpmyadmin. Where do i start looking? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    You need to add a port number to your string.

    Example: http://localhost:631 will bring up CUPS and show your printers.
     
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816

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  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Not always. If you leave the port number off it defaults to port 80. For example one does need a port number to access www.macrumors.com. If you type just http://localhoast you should expect to see the main web page hosted on your own server. If you don't see that something is wrong with the server. What is wrong we can't tell with so little information. The simplest thing that could be wrong is that there is no web server running.
     
  5. MrNevadaCity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well Apache is running, in fact i've assigned an external IP and can esily access the default home page from the web. I just cant access it from the machine itself using http://localhost.

    At this point i'm willing to have an expert remote in and have a look around.
     

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