1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 3, 2010 3:00 PM by TSGal

    FMServerAdv 11 won't find Apache web server OSX server 10.6.4



      FMServerAdv 11 won't find Apache web server OSX server 10.6.4


      FileMaker Server


      FMS11Adv v2

      Operating system version

      OSX server 10.6.4

      Description of the issue

      will not configure web service as it reports cannot communicate with the Apache web server. Apache is running and web service initailised in OSX server. Also checked that Apache loaded via terminal. Have rebuilt permissions and re- installed FM server to no avail.

        • 1. Re: FMServerAdv 11 won't find Apache web server OSX server 10.6.4

          Tony Pannett:

          Thank you for your post.

          Did you ever have FileMaker Server 11 Advanced running with a prior version of OS X Server?  Was this ever running?  Is this an update to a previous version of FileMaker Server?

          Other than that, double check to make sure all the necessary ports are open.  See Knowledge Base Article #6427 for more information:


          To verify Apache is running, run the command:

          sudo apachectl start

          If your web server fails, then you can revert to the default configuration of Apache by doing the following (Please note that if you have any special web configurations, you will lose them by doing so):

          1. Open Terminal and stop Apache by running the following command:

          sudo apachectl stop

          2. To back up httpd.conf, go to the folder /etc/httpd.  That is,

          cd /etc/httpd

          3. To back up the httpd.conf file, enter:

          sudo cp httpd.conf httpd.conf.bak

          4. Copy over the default configuration file by entering:

          sudo cp httpd.conf.default httpd.conf

          5. Start Apache:

          sudo apachectl start

          At this point, open a browser and enter:


          If your web server is running, you should get the default Apache web page.  If you get an error, then the web server is not running.

          Please keep me updated with any progress.

          FileMaker, Inc.