Web Control 2.1 review

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Web Control is an application used to edit the Apache webserver configuration files (httpd.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 122K
Developer: Night Productions
Price: $0.00
Updated: 21 Oct 2005
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Web Control is an application used to edit the Apache webserver configuration files (httpd.conf).

How do I use it?
I'd like to say, first thing, that this application is not for the casual user. It makes editing Apache's configuration file easier, but you still need to know how the configuration file works. If you need help with the configuration file, refer to the Apache manual at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/.

How much will it cost me?
Nothing. Nada. Zilch. In other words, completely free. I'm committed to keeping all of my applications free, both now and in the future.

What's New:
Name has changed from Webserver Configuration to Web Control.
New icon.
Multiple selection is now available.
Dragging or pasting any of the configuration directives into a text editor will show what they look like in the actual configuration file.
Fixed a few issues with undo/redo support.
Row height has been increased so that it is easier to read the directives/values without having to resize the window to ridiculous widths.
Added an "Open Quickly" menu to the File menu. This will display all of the configuration files Web Control is able to find in the httpd config directory.
Now able to open multiple configuration files, instead of only the httpd.conf file.
Able to change the location of the httpd config directory. Previously, it was assumed to be at /etc/httpd with no way to change this. Same goes for the apachectl script.
If the application is not authorized, editing of the configuration file is not allowed. Previously, this was allowed, even though saving of the file was not.
Background colors and comment colors are now user settable in the preferences.
Greatly enhanced the parsing engine. Web Control can really open any file with an extension of .conf now. (This is not, of course, encouraged.)
Authorization button updated to look more like 10.3's authorization view.
Many, many internal code improvements.

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