I can't get a specific virtual host to work. This is the first part of my httpd-vhosts.conf file:

NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "/Volumes/Data RAID/htdocs/Symfony/web"
    ServerName framework.loc

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "/Volumes/Data RAID/htdocs"
    ServerName localhost

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "/Volumes/Data RAID/htdocs/AmColAn"
    ServerName amcolan.loc

It's the first one that fails. The others work fine. I can get to index.php using:


I can't get to it using:


I get redirected to OpenDNS, which I use as my DNS, with the error that it is not loading. This is on OS X 10.8.2. I restart apache every time I change the config. I must be making some sort of bonehead error.

  • 1
    This sounds like you haven't set the appropriate entry in your DNS (HOSTS) file? But you suggest the last one (amcolan.loc) is working OK?
    – MrWhite
    Mar 23, 2013 at 2:43
  • Yes, amcolan.loc works as well as several others in the same format I didn't show.
    – curt
    Mar 23, 2013 at 3:32

1 Answer 1


As mentioned in comments, an appropriate entry needs to also be set in DNS (ie. local HOSTS file) that points the domain framework.loc to the webserver.

For example:  framework.loc

This appears to have been missing/incorrect in this instance.

  • Thanks for reminding me about the hosts file. If I don't do things like this on a regulars basis, I forget some of the steps.
    – curt
    Mar 23, 2013 at 15:11

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