How to test the default Apache in OSX

By | July 25, 2020

Apache is installed and enabled in OSX by default. To confirm and check your version instance, see this.

To start it, run this command in terminal:

sudo apachectl start

Then open up http://localhost on your browser and you should see this:

You can also check the threads in Activity Monitor.

To find out where this page is being served from, find the file httpd.conf. This file resides in /etc/apache2/

cat /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

Then search for “DocumentRoot”. It should say /Library/WebServer/Documents at line 246. This is where the index.html file is being served from.

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