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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ss957916, Aug 25, 2009.
Home>Sites - what's it for? It's always empty.
this is used for saving sites if you want to use localhost i.e make your computer a server and people can see the website through your IP address
It's for your web sites; e.g., iWeb and local folder publishing.
If you enable internet sharing under -> System Preferences -> Sharing, other people on your local network will be able to see stuff in that folder by navigating to http://yourcomputername.local/~yourname/ in their web browser, and you can do so at http://localhost/~yourname/. The stuff displayed at http://yourcomputername.local/ is located on your hard drive under /Library/WebServer/Documents.
You can also install PHP/MySQL/Ruby/whatever and use your computer as a local testing server if you swing that way.
Apache web server is great for large families that need to look at daily family related info. I have a main system that puts up daily info and everybody can check out the calendar..appointments menus etc..
The site folder is great.
A great little intranet built right in, eh? This is a good feature to know about.
If I don't use this feature, is it okay to delete it?
I don't see why not. If you need it, you can always recreate the folder.
Thank you for the quick response.
EDIT: spoke too soon.
Yeah, OS X is whinier these days. I doubt anything would happen if you deleted it from the command line, aside from a few errors if you do start the web server. But I know people have accidentally deleted their ~/Desktop folder, and recovered simply by creating a new folder with the same name.