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Testing Server Issues-404 Error Message?

Thread began 1/17/2011 11:55 am by sadie406824 | Last modified 1/21/2011 2:59 pm by sadie406824 | 1156 views | 6 replies |

sadie406824

Testing Server Issues-404 Error Message?

I am having trouble creating a new testing environment with my website. Here are some screen shots to show my info that I am plugging in with the information gathered from webassist and my local mamp settings and the 404 error message. Iam sure it is something simple but I am unable to step back and see it.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In your screen shot, Apache is not turned on, you need to turn Apache on got the testing server to function.

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sadie406824

Yes, that screen shot was to show that when using the ports WA suggests then Apache does not work. If I use the standard ports, apache is on but nothing will communicate with each other. I was unable to play with this much. I think I might have to find a port and do htdocs ????

There are no tutorials for MAC CS5 on Web Assist. Just wanted to talk to someone who knows this stuff instead of trying to guess.

Thank you for looking into this Jason.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

by default, Apache will run on port 8888, if you cannot change it to run on port 80, there is most likely another service already running on that port.

If you run Apache on a port other than port 80, you need to include the port as part of the address:
localhost:8888/

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sadie406824

Ok, I will give that a shot here this morning and see if this solves all of my problems :) I will post back the solution if it worked or if I am still unable to connect. All of my other screen shots looked correct thought right? Everything targeting to the htdocs folder which contains my testing site folder.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

everything else looked ok, but remember that if you set appache to use another port, you need to adjust the URLs in the site settings accordingly to use the same port.

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sadie406824

I keep forgetting to post back to this - The problem wasn't as easy as just checking out the ports.

I checked out the error log and found a few things in my console that pointed me to the same place; it was the httpd.conf file had changed values on line 368.

I went to Applications/MAMP/Conf/Apache/httpd.conf it was set to the root folder instead of the directory Applications/MAMP/htdocs/ it was Applications/MAMP/htdocs/theNameOfMyTestingServer - This was the root folder, not the directory for htdocs.

I don't know how this happen but here is the fix for all of you fine MAC folks out there :)

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