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Setup apache virtual hosts in Mac OS X and xampp

When we develop projects sometime we need to make the website act as a document root like first party domain. By accomplish this we need to set up virtual hosts on the local server. I’ll explain here about this using XAMPP on MAC OS X LION. XAMPP uses Apache web server so we need to do it by configuring Apache. But who are new in development and MAC OS may fall some problem with it. I’ll discuss on the problems you may face here.

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HTTP Security or Authentication with .htpasswd On Mac OS X

I think most of you are aware of http security using .htpasswd. It is the way to secure any directory or domain. I was using it in windows with some htpasswd generator. On unix based system it’s more easier for anyone to secure any directory or webpage.

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Play Windows 7 under Mac OS X For Free

Free ! No the windows is not free but I mean the┬ávirtualization is at no cost ! If you’re a developer like OS X you may need to check for windows sometime because of checking browser/environment compatibility etc. So with Mac OS X the first choice of┬ávirtual machine of course. So we are going to install Microsoft Windows 7 as a virtual machine with no cost. There are some virtualization tools available like “Parallels Desktop” or “VMWare Fusion” which will take some cost from you. But here we have some other tools which is free and lot like those tools which I mentioned.

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Common terminal commands on Mac OS X

I’m a new user of Mac OS X as it’s unix based OS all the important things need to handle with bash/command. The prompt is called as Terminal which resides at /Application/Utilities. Now the commands, there are the commands we may need follows:

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