Vitural Host

I was trying to set up a virtual host with Apache on my MacBook and it turned out to be a bigger deal than I thought it would be.

Here are the steps that I took to setup “something.local”

First add a alias name to the mac os.
1) Open terminal Applications/Utilites/Terminal
2) Type “sudo nano /etc/hosts” (without quotes) and enter your password
3) Go to the end of the file using the arrow keys and add to the file “ something.local” (without quotes)
4) Control X (Not apple key Control) , The “Y” key and enter
5) Now another config file type “sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd.conf”
6) Go to the end of the File and add
NameVirtualHost *:80

< virtualhost *:80>
DocumentRoot “/Users/YOUR_USER_NAME/Sites/something.local”
ServerName something.local
ServerAlias http://www.something.local
< /virtualhost>

After restarting the computer when you type in “something.local” in to your web browser Apache will try to server up the index file in the something.local in you sites folder