ServersO'Reilly: Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1

O’Reilly: Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1




“The easiest way to begin Apache web-serving is via your Mac OS X system preferences. Click
your Apple Menu, choose “System Preferences,” then select “Sharing”. Within the Sharing
preference panel you’ll see a number of options, only one of which is of immediate value. See that
Web Sharing label? Simply click the Start button beneath it to fire-up the built-in Apache web
server.”

“… If you browse to /Library/Webserver/Documents/, you’ll inadvertently run across another
nice feature of Apache: content negotiation. Depending on your visitor, Apache can serve up
international versions of your site — for example, index.html.en for English speakers, or
French (index.html.fr) and German (index.html.dk) versions. Apache for OS X comes
with over 25 translated versions of the default index.html file.”
Most people know that Mac OS X ships with a built-in Apache web server, but
don’t realize that it’s easy to configure and run. In fact, you can host a web site in minutes after
completing just a few simple steps. …

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