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From David Blomstrom <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache PC to Apple/Mac - Basic Questions
Date Sun, 30 Jul 2006 10:40:50 GMT
Vincent Bray <> wrote:
> Hi David, good to see you switched ;-)

Good to finally escape Microsoft! :)

> Are you using the bundled installation of 1.3? In any case, vhost
configuration is the same across platforms.

I don't even know what 1.3 is; I was told that Apache is installed in Apple computers by default.
However, I could be mistaken, because I haven't been able to figure out where the files are
located. Then again, I can't locate the PHP files (also supposedly installed by default) or
the MySQL program that I just installed, either. ;)

> I tend to use /Library/WebServer/Sites (doesn't exist by default) when
using the bundled 1.3 version. However, as 1.3 is old news, I
generally build my own version in ~/Services. Use whatever feels most

Where's ~/Services? I found the Library folder...Macintosh HD > Library...but was surprised
to see it doesn't already contain a folder named WebServer, since WebServer is mentioned several
times under Mac OS on the link you gave me. Anyway, I created the folder WebServer and am
copying "sites" inside it now.

> You will likely run in to problems using rewrite rules in a .htaccess
file if you put your sites in /Users/you/Sites.

No problem - I can't locate /Users, either. :) Library/Webserver/Sites sounds like a pretty
logical alternative.

> To be honest using rewrites in .htaccess is evil anyway.

Is there an alternative???

> There's a page of distro specific layout details here,

Thanks for the link; that's a tremendous help.

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