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  1. #1
    normal1
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    Web serving from Mac OS 10.4
    Okay so there is a folder labeled "Sites" on my Mac and I think I've seen a couple of people use some sort of http server on their macs to serve files.. well, I guess the question is how? is that possible? am I imagining things?

    I'd like to be able to get something like that up so that I can access files from within my network from the mac, that'd be nice. Specially since I'm getting a 250GB HDD! wheee!

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    Web serving from Mac OS 10.4

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    If you have a network (meaning you are behind a router and use an internal IP address, usually a 192.168.0.X address) you will need to set up port forwarding. Just create your site, put it into the folder, turn on personal web sharing in System Preferences -> Sharing and use the address they provide for you
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    normal1
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    Cool, well I want it for internal use only, so I dont need to foward it.. thanks tho!

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    Web serving from Mac OS 10.4

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    I want to do that too, but can't even find the folder labelled 'sites', could you explain again for the people like me...!
    Alex

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    Jordan
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexmaccoll
    I want to do that too, but can't even find the folder labelled 'sites', could you explain again for the people like me...!
    Alex
    it's in each user's home folder.

    Jordan

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    Web serving from Mac OS 10.4

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    Er? I don't even appear to have a folder labelled 'home' - am i being dim?
    Alex

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    Web serving from Mac OS 10.4

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    Kokopelli
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    The easy way to host a site on your Mac for internal use is to use the preconfigured Web Server that came with your Mac.

    1) If you do not have one already, create a folder called "Sites' under your home directory.
    1) Open System Preferences (It should be in your Applications/Utilities folder)
    3) Go to the Sharing Preference Pane
    4) Select "Personal Web Sharing" and turn it on.

    At the bottom of the pane OS X will provide you with the address of your site so you can reach it with other computers. The root site is located at /Library/WebServer and your personal WebSite (reached by ~<username>) is the Sites directory under your Home folder.

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    ethea
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    How do you change the root site? meaning, I don't want to have /hd/user/sites as my root?

    I have multiple sites I test for clients before I post them, so I am looking for a little more flexibility in changing and updating, customizing I guess would be the best word.

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