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Apache via Server (app)
The [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-server/id883878097][Macintosh Server App] is an inexpensive and very useful front end for Apache (and other services), especially for anyone who wants to create a website and test it locally before publishing. However, some of the more subtle capabilities of Apache are masked by this front-end. Here is some more info regarding administering a web server with the Macintosh Server app.
Where are the .conf files for Server configured sites?
How to set Apache to parse .html files with server side includes
Open the .conf file associated with your site in a text editor. Add the following within the
AddOutputFilter Includes shtml html htm php ssi
Any changes to a site's configuration through the Server app will undo this change in the conf file.
Discontinued Security Updates OS X / MacOS
Apple has discontinued issuing security updates for all versions of OS X 10.9 Mavericks and older. Anyone still using any of these older operating systems remains exposed to unpatched digital threats, and should consider updating to a newer MacOS
10.12 Sierra is free from the Macintosh App Store
. Check [[https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201475][here] for minimum system requirements.
The latest MacOS
requires a 64-bit EFI. To check if your EFI is
, run this command in the terminal:
ioreg -l -p IODeviceTree | grep firmware-abi
Should you have a (very) old Macintosh that reports
, the latest operating system you can run is OS X 10.7 Lion, and therefore you should consider buying a new Macintosh computer as soon as possible. Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra must have a 64-bit EFI.
X11 / Matlab by Remote
If you want to use remote applications with X forwarding (e.g.
ssh -Y user@server
), such as Matlab, you need X11 software installed.
See below for link.
*Xcode is available from the Macintosh app store
- 28 Apr 2009
- 3 Oct 2016