Restore the previous Apache configuration after upgrading to El Capitan

Published on October 10, 2015 in How-tos
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Since Mavericks, upgrading to a new major version of OS X restores the Apache settings to default. Luckily enough the setup backups the old configuration. Here’s what I did to put it back.

It will take about 2 minutes.

  1. I checked my apache user conf file to be in path (/etc/apache2/users/francesco.conf)

  2. backed-up default El Capitan Apache conf file (sudo cp httpd.conf httpd.conf.original.elcapitan)

  3. removed default confif (sudo rm httpd.conf) and placed old custom one (sudo cp httpd.conf.pre-update httpd.conf)

  4. tested the old config to be workind (apachectl configtest)

  5. restarted apache (sudo apachectl restart)

  6. tested php to be working with a simple file

  7. tested phpmyadmin and mysql to be working by logging into phpmyadmin (mysql needs to be stared from its panel in System Preferences)

Thanks for reading.


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