Set up web server on 2009 iMac?
I have an iMac that I bought in August of 2009. I would like to use it as a web server that can:
a) Host a website (I will add HTML files)
b) Be able to detect a change of IP and adjust DNS settings for my domain name accordingly (I would like to use Gandi.net, but am willing to use another service. I have I Dynamic IP from Cox.)
c) Host an FTP server
d) If possible, I occasionally create web applications with Google App Engine in Python. I would like to run these, but the requirements may be too sophisticated. If this is too hard to set up, I don't need this feature because Google is able to host these apps on their server for free.
I might be able to run Linux (or any free OS) on another partition, if necessary. I already have Mountain Lion installed (just wiped disk and installed today, no software except default)
- Peter NikolowLv 57 years agoFavorite Answer
And Mac comes with everything!
Open System Preferences > Sharing -> Web Sharing -> Check it.
Horray! Webserver is running!
Open System Preferences > Sharing -> File Sharing -> Check it -> Press "Options" -> Check "Share files and folders using FTP".
about point B - this is little pain but No-IP.org should help
about point D - look on link. Contain solution for your issue
Oh - ML - links are:
I still don't know why they drop HTTP and FTP from Sharing!