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I'm using php to create a built-in web server in my Mac, so I can access my webpage files and route them through a file. In order to do this, I'm using the terminal command php -S localhost:8080 routing.php.

When I'm with my Mac, I can access http://localhost:8080 and I can successfully see my application, but if I go into another machine in my network and access http://myip:8080 or http://my-Mac-adress.local:8080, I can't access my application...
So, my question is: how can I access my application with another computer in the same network?

And also, is it possible to configure apache so I don't have to start my server with php -S localhost:8080 routing.php every time I want to access it? The problem is that I'm using silex to accomplish a routing and a clean-url system, so I have to route the access to the routing.php file...

Finally, I'm sorry if I haven't explained myself clearly; I'm really a begginer with all these things of web servers.
Thanks!

  • which -a php are running on your Mac? I ask, because Silex depends on php5. This will effect the path of libphp.so in my answer below. – Marco M. von Hagen Jun 27 '15 at 16:07
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As long as you’re telling the PHP built-in webserver to listen on localhost, it won’t be accessible remotely. Try 0.0.0.0 or * instead of localhost.

Apache isn’t involved in your current setup at all, or you left that part out in your question.

Using Apache is certainly possible, typically you’d use mod_php. There are plenty of guides available on how to set it up.

Silex most likely ships with a .htaccess for use with Apache and mod_rewrite. Having it in your web application’s top level directory should ensure proper routing functionality.

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Enable Websites

Easiest way to share your Sites: Enable Web Sharing in System Preferences.

There is a build-in Apache running on your Mac.

Config your apache

To configure your Apache, you should check the files located at /etc/apache2/.

  • /etc/apache2/httpd.conf will configure the apache in general

  • /etc/apache2/users/ contain files for per-user configuration

    Inside of file yourname.conf you would add

    <IfModule mime_module>
    AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
    AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
    </IfModule>
    

To enable php on your Apache, you would need to add a file like /etc/apache2/others/php55.conf

Inside this file you will load the php-module like this

LoadModule php5_module    libexec/apache2/libphp5.so

control your apache

besides System Preferences from commandline invoke

    sudo apachectl { start | restart | stop }
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