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Pow is a zero-config Rack server for Mac OS X.

Configure Pow for use with Apache

This will install Pow to work with Apache. You can skip this section for a standalone installation.

Configure Pow prior to running the installation script.

echo 'export POW_DST_PORT=88' >> ~/.powconfig
source ~/.powconfig

Add the following to the Apache configuration file /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf.

LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so
LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/mod_proxy_http.so

<VirtualHost *:80>
	ServerName pow
	ServerAlias *.dev
	ServerAlias *.xip.io

	ProxyPass / http://localhost:20559/
	ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:20559/
	ProxyPreserveHost On

<VirtualHost *:80>
	# Stops Pow from serving requests on port 80

Restart Apache.

sudo apachectl restart

Install or Upgrade

Install or upgrade Pow using the installation script.

curl get.pow.cx | sh

To add a Rack-based application.

cd ~/.pow
ln -s /path/to/appname

Load the application.



Uninstall Pow.

curl get.pow.cx/uninstall.sh | sh



Anvil is a menubar app for managing your local websites. Serve your Rack apps and static sites with a simple .dev URL. Anvil actually incorporates Pow so you can omit the above installation when using it.