http://mallinson.ca/post/osx-web-development/ -- trying to follow this guide (and comments for troubleshooting) My system has an SSD (boot drive, applications, libraries, etc.) and an HDD for primary file storage (called "Storage"). I read through the comments and realized that since I'm using /Volumes/Storage/www rather than /www, I must make a couple changes in the httpd.conf (add path leading up to /ww) and httpd-vhosts.conf (change directory on lines 169 and 197) to match my directories. Accessing localhost has been showing a "It works!" from the start. Before making these changes, I was receiving a 403 error when going to home.dev/ or *.dev/ for that matter. After making these changes, I seem to be receiving a 404 error instead. I tried adding a simple index.html in /Volumes/Storage/www/sites/home/wwwroot, but this didn't seem to help as the 404 remained. Note that I haven't gotten to the stage of using the local homepage script yet. Here are the important files: dnsmasq.conf -- http://pastebin.com/LtRc2Spb hosts -- http://pastebin.com/0U0KEpAZ httpd.conf -- http://pastebin.com/ZGGrY1Nn httpd-vhosts.conf -- http://pastebin.com/xFzt0u4U DNS Network Settings -- Attached PNG Would someone provide (a) solution(s)? I'll test it and tell you if it worked, and we'll go on from there. Please respond ASAP. Need to get some projects up locally over the next few days.