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Current Version: 2.6

MacHTTP - the very first Web server for the Mac - is a powerful yet simple HTTP server program, a freeware sibling of the commercial WebSTAR server software. Stuck at version 2.2.2 for many years, the program was recently (2001) reborn at the hands of its original creator, Chuck Shotton. Version 2.6 adds/changes the following:

  • Corrects several problems with file and folder aliases.
  • Adds new support for the DIRE parameter for CGIs.
  • Corrects a bug with CGI invocation on busy servers.
  • Additional information can be found in the release notes in the archive.

User Reviews

"This (2.5b10) is a much faster version of MacHTTP running seemingly as fast as the Mac OS 9.2 Web Sharing Server. It is easy to configure. The log is easily accessible. But the multihoming feature, added in the previous Beta, still does not function. Also, graphics do not function when added to customized error pages. Nevertheless MacHTTP 2.5b10 is a great server for single domain use."
—Mark Carter

"Works wonderfully with no trouble, not crash-prone and I've not noticed this lack of error page picture that the above reviewer mentioned."
—Rik Gresham


Also See . . .

Can't find what you're looking for? Try a search:

Also, if you have an older Mac, be sure to check out the "Classic" applications page for more options.

Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.

Of Note . . .

No, I don't accept reviews anymore for these older applications. With the creation of this page in the Orchard's late 2005 redesign, I only accept reviews for currently-developed applications that work on Mac OS X (or later....whatever that might be!!).