Setting up your MAC as a web server

These are the instructions if you are running MacOS Catalina. It should be reasonably similar in other versions so if you’re reasonably familiar with the MAC web ecosystem, these instructions will point you to the most important details. If not, check out this article. Check out this article for basic VI (the built-in command-line style text editor on the Mac)

  1. Open Terminal and type:

sudo vi /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

2. Scroll down to “ServerRoot” and change this:

ServerRoot “/usr”


ServerRoot “~/Library/Application Support/REAPER/reaper_www_root”

3. press “😡” and press enter to save

4. press “:q” to quit

5. Type this in terminal: sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist

6. Open a browser and type “localhost” and you should see a screen that shows “It Works!”

If not, check out this page for more details for setting up and troubleshooting setting up your MAC as a web server

Other mobile and DAW apps

Logic remote https://apps.apple.com/us/app/logic-remote/id638394624

Pro tools: https://www.avid.com/products/avid-control

DAW control: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/daw-control/id574125383

Setting up MAC as a web server: https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3083

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