Virtual Hosts for PHP5 on OS X 10.5 Leopard

I just spent a good hour trying to work out why virtual hosts wasn’t working for me on my local machine. Turns out I needed to:

1) Enable virtual hosts by uncommenting the line

Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

in httpd.conf

2) Add the line


to httpd.conf. I put it under the line

Listen 80

for now.


3) Add my new hosts to the bottom of the httpd-vhosts.conf file:

<virtualhost mylocalsite.hjb>
	DocumentRoot /Volumes/Drive/Sites/mylocalsite
	ServerName mylocalsite.hjb
	ServerAlias *.mylocalsite.hjb

4) Add the sites as new lines to the /private/etc/hosts file as mylocalsite.hjb

You can also do this with subdomains if you like. subdomain.mylocalsite.hjb