Removing port 80 and 443 conflict with macOS Server 5

Apple’s macOS Server 5.x has a rather different Apache configuration compared to the core macOS setup or those used in previous versions of Server. In particular, an instance of Apache is used as a proxy to any ‘backend’ copies of Apache. Here’s how to work around this…

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Debugging Apache with OSXS 10.8 Server 2.2

Besides being a bit of a mouthful, debugging Apache configuration issues has gotten slightly more complicated after Apple released the Server 2.2 update for Mac OS X Server.

Formerly, you could do a basic configuration check this way:

apachectl -t

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Using hostname for wiki with OSX Server

We have a wiki server running Mac OS X Server 10.6, and rather than have users type something like this:

http://bbox.beezwax.net/groups/bbox

which would be the standard URL, we instead wanted to use the much simpler:

http://bbox.beezwax.net/

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