how to create virtual hosts with xampp in my mac?

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how to create virtual hosts with xampp in my mac?

Postby joscarvazquez » 12. June 2008 15:58

Hi everyone!

I need to create a virtual host in my mac in order to continue a book-course that i am reading. In this book i am told to use NetInfo Manager so that i can duplicate the "localhost". But actually Leopard does'nt run NetInfo Manager any more. Could you please tell me how to proceed to work with a virtual host in my mac? I have succesfully installed Xampp for mac and it runs ok.

I will appreciate your attentions,

regards from barcelona,

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Postby Nobbie » 21. June 2008 11:27

Virtualhost is an Apache Feature which is independent from the OS. Simply follow the Apache Documentation in order to install vhosts:
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Postby lvdg » 22. June 2008 16:54

Nobbie is right. Thats the way to configure apache.

But you have to tell you mac how to handle your (sub) domains.
Therefore you have to edit the file /private/etc/hosts (in OSX)

foreach subdomain you want to add, add a line to the hosts file like
Code: Select all         mysubdomain.localhost

This is working for me now. But I'm stuck with some trouble with the XAMPP screen. If I go to mysubdomain.localhost/ , I get redirected to mysubdomain.localhost/xammp/index.php, witch is oviously not found.

The second dissapointment is that I can't get "catch all" subdomains.
It is possible in the httpd.conf:
For example, if I want to catch *.subdomain.localhost, that done by:

Code: Select all
        ServerName subdomain.localhost
   ServerAlias  subdomain.localhost *.subdomain.localhost

But it is not possible in your hosts file.

You can not do something like
Code: Select all         *.subdomain.localhost
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Re: how to create virtual hosts with xampp in my mac?

Postby Basir » 10. January 2010 05:07

You might have found the solution by now but I am posting the following link which may be useful for others. It is a step by step instructions on how to create virtual hosts in xampp that works.
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