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How-to host web pages from your home directory, like from ~/Sites to http://localhost/~username This works for most recent mac versions, I did it on 10.14.2.

Fri 21 Dec 2018 / André / 0 comments

I always like to host a lot of my frontend projects from my local machine, quite old fashioned from my home directory, recognized by `~` on unix. This is how to do that.

$ cd /etc/apache2
$ open .
Open `http.conf` in your favorite editor (I like BBEdit, it helps you do sudo stuff). Find the following line and remove the `#` in front of it.
LoadModule userdir_module libexec/apache2/mod_userdir.so
Do the same for the following line.
Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-userdir.conf
Open the `httpd-userdir.conf` configuration file in the directory `/etc/apache2/extra`. Enable the following line by removing `#` in front of it.
Include /private/etc/apache2/users/*.conf
And then for every user for who you like to enable this functionality, you include a file `username.conf` with something like this configuration in the directory `/etc/apache/users/`. This example enables quite al lot of stuff - like directory indexes - which I like during development.
<Directory "/Users/username/Sites/">
  AllowOverride All
  Options Indexes MultiViews 
  Options +FollowSymLinks
  Require all granted
</Directory>
Check if your Apache's configuration is correct and restart with the following commands:
$ sudo apachectl configtest
$ sudo apachectl restart
And find the web pages on your mac in `/Users/username/Sites` hosted on http://localhost/~username

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