Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
With OS X Mountain Lion, Apple removed the web server features that had previously resided in OS X's Sharing preferences for many years. Fortunately, there's an easy way to replicate this feature using the web server built into Python (a programming language that comes pre bundled with OS X). This simple HTTP server can be started from any directory containing HTML or other pages that you wish to display in a web browser, and we'll show you how.
Many Mac users were wowed by Apple’s Mac mini server package when it was announced, but at $1,000, it's still a bit too pricey for even the average person to justify shelling out the cash for a home server. Fear not true believers, we're going to show you how to turn that old Intel Mac you’ve got lying around into a server that can duplicate many of Snow Leopard Server's features without shelling out another penny.
You may think you are one with the Interwebs, but until you actually create a website, you are merely part of the Interwebs. Follow this tutorial, and you will learn how to become one in about a billion, the exclusive club of people who host sites of some sort.