Web Servers For Mac Os X


WebDAV with Mac OS X

Even without a special client installed, Mac OS X has WebDAV built into the Operating System.

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FTP Server lets you run the FTP service on your own computer and you can access the files on the host computer with any standard FTP client such as FileZilla. OS X provides read-only FTP access in Finder, you can press Command-K in a Finder window and enter the FTP URL (something like, and connect to FTP Server.

  1. In the Go menu, of the Finder application, select Connect to Server.
  2. Type in your WebDAV URL in as the Server Address. Your WebDAV URL will be given to you when your website is set up, and will look like https://mywebdav.fsu.edu/yourFSUID, only yourFSUID will reflect your FSUID.
    Optional: If you want to save this site to your Favorite Servers list, then click on the +.
  3. Click on Connect.
  4. Type in your FSUID and password.
    If you want the password to be saved for the next time you login too, then click the box next to 'Remember this password...'.
    Now click OK.
  5. You should now have a network icon on your desktop named 'yourFSUID' (where FSUID is really your FSUID). Click on the icon to bring up a listing of the files on the server. You can edit those files directly or upload files to the server in this directory.

Disconnecting from the server

Be sure to disconnect from the server. Simply drag the network icon (named 'yourFSUID' - where yourFSUID is really your FSUID) to your Trash.
Or from your File menu, in the Finder, choose Eject 'yourFSUID'.

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