Phpmyadmin should be inside your DocumentRoot. ‘localhost/phpmyadmin’ stands for phpmyadmin inside localhost DocumentRoot. Change either the path for your DocumentRoot inside your httpd.conf or move the phpmyadmin folder inside the folder you have already configured.
VirtualHost or DNSmasq only make certain folders accessible via a specific address. If I am not mistaken they should still reside inside your DocumentRoot.
You should also edit permissions for user and group inside httpd.conf or set permissions on the DocumentRoot accordingly.
Remember to restart Apache after you change settings.
$ sudo apachectl -k restart
Web applications are placed in a particular folder on your machine. A web server such as Apache serves them to the web or your browser. You will have to configure apache and DNS for each project. Usually all application directories reside in the document root. In any case the connection between the application directory (in this case your phpmyadmin, which is just a web app) and your web server is made in a configuration file such as httpd.conf for apache. Depending from how you installed apache you will have to configure:
- the port where to listen
- set DocumentRoot
/usr/local/var/www to your document root
- change the tag reference below and set
- depending on how you would like to manage permissions either keep
_www and apply corresponding permissione to your web app folder or better set in the config file
user YourName +
- set the server name to
- set up your site folder (edit permissions if necessary)
- restart apache
This will serve everything on your development machine starting from localhost, which coincides with your document root.
localhost/phpinfo.php will open the phpinfo.php file placed in your document root
localhost/phpmyadmin will open the index inside the phpmyadmin directory
In case you have multiple web projects they will be available through the same procedure:
The translation to another address available to your system is made through virtual hosts, dns server, etc. Which translates/connects a URL to the root of your web app.
To do this:
LoadModule vhost_alias_module lib/httpd/modules/mod_vhost_alias.so in
- edit the
Be aware that when configuring virtual host you will loose your document root so the first thing is to add it back or you will loose the ability to use localhost/phpinfo:
The ServerName for the web app has to be chosen by you. You will have to add it to your host file
/etc/hosts, use a DNS server, which I would prefer. Since OSX server is going to loose DNS functionality you should take a look at dnsmasq (simple) or better BIND (full functionality). These programmes resolve an URL to your machine.
Certain areas could create trouble:
- in case Apache is used: is Apple's version used? Which one? System or macOS server's? In case you have macOS server installed deactivate the web server part. You will loose it anyway this year in case you decide to upgrade to the next version of macOS. It is better to configure everything manually, much more educative anyway!
- DNS setup
- Permissions!!!!!!!! In case they are not set correctly you will get a 404.
- restart the web server after you changed its configuration.