While googling, I found these steps to easily create virtual hosts on MAMP:
Open your console in mac and edit your hosts file like this
sudo vim /etc/hosts
This opens a system file that contains the following line:
add your desired host name after local host:
127.0.0.1 localhost mysite.loc
press ESC, then
:wq! to overwrite and close the file.
- Now go to your MAMP directory and open apache config file located at
/Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/httpd.confin any text editor and locate the following lines:
# Virtual Hosts # Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
Remove the hash (pound) sign from the beginning of the line that begins with Include
# Virtual Hosts Include /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
Save the file, and then open Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf. This is where you define the virtual hosts.
- At the bottom of the page are two examples of how to define virtual hosts in Apache. They look like this:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin [email protected] DocumentRoot "/Applications/MAMP/Library/docs/dummy-host.example.com" ServerName dummy-host.example.com ServerAlias www.dummy-host.example.com ErrorLog "logs/dummy-host.example.com-error_log" CustomLog "logs/dummy-host.example.com-access_log" common </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin [email protected] DocumentRoot "/Applications/MAMP/Library/docs/dummy-host2.example.com" ServerName dummy-host2.example.com ErrorLog "logs/dummy-host2.example.com-error_log" CustomLog "logs/dummy-host2.example.com-access_log" common </VirtualHost>
Edit both examples. Virtual hosts override the existing localhost, so the first one needs to re-establish localhost. Edit the second one for the virtual host you want to add. Only the DocumentRoot and ServerName directives are required. To add a virtual host for mysite, the edited definitions should look like this:
<VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot /Applications/MAMP/htdocs ServerName localhost </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/Users/username/Sites/mysite" ServerName mysite.loc </VirtualHost>
This assumes that you want to locate the files for mysite in your Sites folder. Replace “username” in the second definition with your own Mac username. If you want to store the files in a different location, adjust the value of DocumentRoot accordingly.
If you want to create more than one virtual host, copy one of the definitions, and edit it accordingly.
Save all the files you have edited, and restart the servers in the MAMP control panel. You should now be able to access the virtual host with the following URL: http://mysite.loc/.