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From "Owen Rubel" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache on Mac: Can't choose DocumentRoot
Date Wed, 31 Dec 2008 15:46:55 GMT
My best suggestion is to uninstall and install Apache from macPorts. ( If you are running Open Source/GPL on Mac,
MacPorts is your best bet (rather than their prepackaged variants) that way
you can maintain some control over your environment and get the latest
patches, modules and updates (relatively).

If you are new to Mac and come from a Unix/Linux world, macPorts is your

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 2:48 AM, Woppe <> wrote:

> I'm new to mac, but I have started the Apache http service in OS X 10.5.6.
> I tried out the software iWeb that comes along with the OS, and created a
> website that I "published to folder" — my web root (/Library/WebServer).
> Now if I browse to http://localhost I won't end up at my prefered document
> root, but at the folder iWeb created for the website.
> I have edited /Private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf to make sure DocumentRoot
> looks like this:
> DocumentRoot "/Library/WebServer/Documents"
> DirectoryIndex in the same file looks like this:
> <IfModule dir_module>
> DirectoryIndex index.php
> </IfModule>
> and /Library/WebServer/Documents/index.php looks like this:
> <?php phpinfo(); ?>
> After making changes to httpd.conf I restarted the apache service, but
> http://localhost still redirects to http://localhost/Website/empty.html
> (which iWeb created).
> Am I editing the wrong file? Obviously the settings remain unchanged
> somewhere. But where?
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