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I'm new to configuring my Mac for localhost so this may be a dumb question. I want to set up a virtual host so that http://localhost/domain points to In my Apache configuration, I have localhost pointing to my Sites folder. That works correctly. I can browse to localhost/domain.

In my hosts file, I set up as

In my vhosts file, I set up the following entry:

DocumentRoot "/Users/username/Sites/domain/"

But when I uncomment this line in the Apache configuration:

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

The browser adds "www" to the, which it then can't find. What am I doing wrong?

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Just use ServerAlias.

   DocumentRoot /Users/username/Sites/domain/
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I'm getting an error that the server cannot be found. I restarted Apache. – sehummel Nov 21 '12 at 17:55
Shouldn't there be a way to prevent it from adding the "www"? – sehummel Nov 21 '12 at 17:59
Try just putting in the IP address for localhost (, or just putting in localhost. Unless you're running a DNS server and have added the domain as an A record in a zone file, it won't resolve. – nojak Nov 21 '12 at 18:03
Oh, ok. Thanks. – sehummel Nov 21 '12 at 18:04

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