MacOS X: Configure Apache HTTP Server to Support HTTPS

MacOS X 10.8 – Mountain Lion has built in Apache HTTP server as I previously mentioned here. By default, the web server has disabled it’s functionality to handle HTTPS request, it is HTTP over SSL a.k.a Secure HTTP. It is a good idea to test your HTTPS web application on localhost during development. Then enabling HTTPS functionality in Apache web server is a must. The steps to enable HTTPS functionality Continue reading

Hello, Ruby!

Ruby was come preinstalled on Mac OS X Mountain Lion, so for you who want to develop application using Ruby this one will come in handy. To check the Ruby version installed on your Mac, fire up the Terminal, and type: ruby -v For other OSes please refer to this article in downloading and installing Ruby on Mac, Linux, and Windows.

Start Apache HTTP Server Service on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Apache HTTP Server (httpd) was included out of the box of Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) if you don’t know already. Prior to Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) can simply turn on “Web Sharing” to start Apache Web Server service, but from 10.8 onward you’ll need to use command line to start the Apache web server. osxdaily.com mentioned here that we can use apachectl command to start and stop Continue reading