Starts an Apache webserver in the current directory.
Kind of like
python -m SimpleHTTPServer or
but for Apache and PHP.
Works with the default Apache installed on your Mac, or with custom Apaches installed via package managers like Homebrew.
cd /usr/local/bin git clone https://github.com/zarino/micropache.git
/usr/local/bin is on the default
$PATH in OS X 10.10 and above,
but if you’re on an older version of OS X you might need to manually
add it to your
cd ~/some/web/directory micropache
The contents of
~/some/web/directory will now be available at
http://localhost:8000 (or the first available port above that).
Server logs will be output to the console. Press
Ctrl-C to stop the server.
You can specify the port you want to run the server on:
micropache --port 4000 micropache --port 80
Serving on ports below 1024 will require an administrator password.
By default, the server will run as whatever user and group your version
of Apache would normally run as (usually
If you want to specify a custom user/group, you can request them by name:
micropache --user www-data --group www-data
Or by ID:
micropache --userid 520 --groupid 20
Or, if you just want the server to run as your current user: