How To: Host multiple websites on your Mac Mini server

Host multiple websites on your Mac Mini server

How to Use Your Mac as a Server:

Turn your Mac Mini into a server! Yes, that's right, with a little know-how and a little spunk, you can turn an inexpensive Mac Mini computer into a server to provide services over you network. You won't even need the Mac OS X Server, just the Mac OS X Client, so there is no extra software to buy, just the Mac Mini and it's operating system.

This video tutorial from FreeMacBlog and MacMiniColo will show you how to host multiple websites on your Mac Mini server. It will be about multiple web sites (domains) on a single Mac. In Apache parlance this is called setting up "virtual hosts". Just as,,, etc. all run on a single Mac at, with these instructions you can do the same.

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I've done all of this but it still shows site which is in library/documents no www/mysite. Why?

I followed this example with two mock sites to the letter and it worked from the local host as well as from another computer. However, once I ftp'd some web content into the mysite folder and removed the mock code, I was left with 403 forbidden errors. Even removing the new site code and replacing with the mock "mysite" code in your example does not fix the problem. Any ideas what is going wrong now?

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