OS X Web Sharing Problem

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

  1. stoavio macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2006
    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,

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    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


    Jun 8, 2006
    Oh, cool. How do I do that?
  4. ebrentnelson macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2008
    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).



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