Create virtual hosts using apache in Mavericks
Starting apache in mavericks
Apache comes preinstalled with Mac OSX Mavericks so you dont have to install it seperately.
In terminal enter
sudo apachectl start
sudo apache stop
Terminal will ask for administrator password.
sudo apache restart
You have to enable virtualhost in httpd.conf file inside apache folder. Find the following entry in config file and uncomment to enable.
# Virtual hosts Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
Create virtual hosts
/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf contains the information about virtual hosts in mavericks. Locate it and start adding vhosts entries. It should look like below.
# # Virtual Hosts # # If you want to maintain multiple domains/hostnames on your # machine you can setup VirtualHost containers for them. Most configurations # use only name-based virtual hosts so the server doesn't need to worry about # IP addresses. This is indicated by the asterisks in the directives below. # # Please see the documentation at # <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/vhosts/> # for further details before you try to setup virtual hosts. # # You may use the command line option '-S' to verify your virtual host # configuration. ## Use name-based virtual hosting. # NameVirtualHost *:80 # # VirtualHost example: # Almost any Apache directive may go into a VirtualHost container. # The first VirtualHost section is used for all requests that do not # match a ServerName or ServerAlias in any <VirtualHost> block. # <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin email@example.com DocumentRoot "/xampp/htdocs/cp/php" ServerName cp.local ServerAlias www.cp.local ErrorLog "/private/var/log/apache2/apple.com-error_log" CustomLog "/private/var/log/apache2/apple.com-access_log" common </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot "/xampp/htdocs/media/php" ServerName media.cp.local ErrorLog "/private/var/log/apache2/apple.com-error_log" CustomLog "/private/var/log/apache2/apple.com-access_log" common </VirtualHost>
Add sites on hosts file
Locate the /private/etc/hosts file and add entires containing ip address and site name. See the example below.
127.0.0.1 cp.local 127.0.0.1 media.cp.local
Now restart the apache using terminal.
sudo apachectl restart
Error: You dont have permission on the / folder on this mac or something like this.
Solution: You need to edit /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf file to fix this kind of error. Open up in the editor and fine the
<Directory > #Options FollowSymLinks Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI AllowOverride All Order deny,allow Allow from all </Directory>