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FMS 13 and Apache on OS X Mavericks - Apache commands

Question asked by fmdataweb on Jan 30, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2014 by TSGal


FMS 13 and Apache on OS X Mavericks - Apache commands


FileMaker Server



Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.9/Mavericks

Description of the issue

I have a Mac OS X 10.9/Mavericks Mac which I have just installed FileMaker Server v13. The FileMaker Server installer creates its own instance of the Apache web server and configures this web server to use port 80 for HTTP and port 443 for HTTPS. The document root for this instance is located at:

/Library/FileMaker Server/HTTPServer/htdocs

I'm trying to use the Apache commands via the Mac OS X Terminal to stop/start/restart this instance but it looks like it's trying to use the standard OS X Apache not the FileMaker Server installed instance.  I'm making some changes to the http.conf file and just need to restart the version of Apache installed by FileMaker Server without having to restart any of the other FileMaker services.

For example I would like to use:

sudo apachetctl restart

When there are 2 instances of Apache installed how do you specify which instance you wish to command?

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. ensure FileMaker Server v13 is running with Web Server/WPE running
2. in Terminal enter: sudo apachetctl restart

Expected result

Apache restarts

Actual result

It appears to be restarting the default Mac OS X version of Apache, not the FileMaker instance