Updating Web server on Mac

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  1. satyam90 macrumors regular

    satyam90

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    Location:
    Bangalore, India
    #1
    httpd -V on terminal of my mac provided me details of Apache version: 1.3.41, but now Apache 2 got released. How to update Apache to latest version.
    Also can some body tell me how to stop this Apache on my Mac?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #2
    Both of these things aren't that hard.

    First of all, stopping Apache if it's running can be done from the Sharing preference pane. Just turn off Web Sharing - this stops the built-in Apache.

    Installing Apache 2 is a bit more involved, but not particularly hard. In a nutshell:
    • Run ./configure --help to get a list of options - make note of the ones you want to use
    • Install Xcode if it isn't already installed (this you do NOT do from the Terminal, but it's required to compile Apache)
    • Run ./configure with the options you chose earlier
    • Then, run make
    • Finally, sudo make install (you'll need to provide your password)
    Do all of this from the Terminal, after changing to the Apache 2 source folder once it's downloaded and unpacked.

    Then, you'll want to make some configuration changes to make your Apache 2 installation more secure. A quick Google found some links you might find useful.
     

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