Local Web Server

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Easiest way for Mac and Win is to use MAMP - https://www.mamp.info/en/

WINDOWS - MAMP:

  • Download the installer from https://www.mamp.info/en/downloads/ (300MB) - will have copy on thumbdrive in the class
  • Install it, unchecking ‘Install MAMP PRO in addition to MAMP’
  • By default it will install to C:\MAMP
  • Now start MAMP from the window start menu
  • Click on Start Servers
  • Click on ‘Open start page’
  • The page http://localhost/MAMP/ should now open up in your browser.
  • Default documents folder is usually C:\MAMP\htdocs

MAC - Fastest way is to use Python SimpleHTTPServer

  • All new Macs have Python installed. First open Terminal (Which can be found inside Applications > Utilities). Check which version of python you have by typing "python" into Terminal. Then navigate to the folder with your files inside it.
cd /path/to/project/folder 

Use Python's built-in http server:

# Python 2.x
python -m SimpleHTTPServer

# Python 3.x
python -m http.server

Files from that directory will be served up at localhost under port 8000, so you can view the files from that directory if you type this into the browser:

http://localhost:8000/


php 7 doesn't parse

after upgrading mac to mojave 10.14 my php files did not render as webpages but displayed code in the browser. here is the fix

edit httpd.conf

sudo pico /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

uncomment this line

#LoadModule php7_module libexec/apache2/libphp7.so

save and close pico ctrl-X

then restart apache

sudo /usr/sbin/apachectl restart

mojave 10.14

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-13841