Rewrite Rules for Home Web Server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by digisavvy, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. digisavvy macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2011
    Hello all,
    So I've got a home web server (mac mini, running Lion Server 10.7) and I've ensured apache/mysql/php/phpmyadmin are all installed and playing nicely.

    Right now, to see a site, I have to navigate to this structure of URL: http://domain-name.ext/~username/website

    That's okay, but I would like to make the URLs rewrite to http://domain-name.ext/website. The username will always be the same, so if I could make a rule that some how removes 'username' from the URL string that would be awesome.

    What's the best way to achieve that? Is this a rewrite rule to be done in httpd.conf or .htaccess? Or is this some other apache config?
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    Google apache conf vhost and set the locations accordingly.
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    This is the kind of stuff I like to be able to ask my webhost.. I'm such a lazy guy!
  4. digisavvy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2011
    Hehe. Well, I guess I can't do that since I'm my own webhost... Though, I think you just gave me a good idea.

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