With Mac OS X being based on *nix you have access to all of the standard goodies that you'd expect from your Linux distribution of choice. Apache 2.2.9 is included with Leopard 10.5.6. If you'd like to configure a virtual host open up /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf and use the following for a template:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName journal DocumentRoot "/Users/alistair/Zend/workspaces/DefaultWorkspace/journal/public" <directory "/Users/alistair/Zend/workspaces/DefaultWorkspace/journal/public"> Options Indexes MultiViews Includes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Order allow,deny allow from all </directory> </VirtualHost>
It's the AllowOverride All that enables .htaccess support
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Enabling SSL access can be done with the following steps:
1 - Generate a server key openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 4096 2 - Create a certificate signing request with the server key openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr 3 - Sign the certificate signing request openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in server.csr -signkey server.key -out server.crt 4 - Remove the password from server.key openssl rsa -in server.key -out server.key.insecure mv server.key server.key.secure mv server.key.insecure server.key Now copy server.crt and server.key into /private/etc/apache2/ Open up httpd.conf and remove the # from Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-ssl.conf Restart!
Use Apache virtual hosts outside the Sites folder
1 - Set up your virtual host with ~/Documents/any/sub/folder/ as the document root. 2 - Add yourself to the www group: sudo dscl localhost append /Local/Default/Groups/www GroupMembership _username_ -- replace _username_ with your user's short username. 3 - chgrp www ~/Documents 4 - chmod 750 ~/Documents