Create Apache Vhosts On Mac
Ruby script to create an Apache vhost on a Mac and add an entry to host file.
This script will make a backup of your host file and vhost file, add a vhost for the specified domain and destination path, create the appropriate entry in your hosts file.
A server alias and hosts record are also setup to take advantage of xip.io wildcard DNS. This takes the form of
Note: Only one backup is made of each file. If a backup already exists, it will be overwritten
Download create-vhost.rb and put it anywhere on your drive, let say in you home directory.
Add alias that helps you launch the script. Open your profile file:
Insert this line and type :wq
alias vhosts='sudo ruby ~/create_host.rb'
Edit the script with the correct path to your hosts file and vhost file.
Init first vhost if needed:
vhosts init /Users/someuser/Sites
Uncomment Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf in you apache config (should be found in /etc/apache2/httpd.conf)
Create necessary vhost:
vhosts create /Users/someuser/Sites/somedomainname
Do not forget to create a directory for your new vhost in /Users/someuser/Sites/somedomainname
You can specify some extra arguments for the script
If you wish to create a xip-io compatible vhost:
vhosts create /Users/someuser/Sites/somedomainname true
if you wish to create a vhost with extra arguments:
vhosts create /Users/someuser/Sites/somedomainname true true
You can remove vhost with
vhosts remove somedomainname
Copyright (C) 2013 Andrey Eremin http://eremin.me
Copyright (C) 2012 John Graham http://www.johngraham.me
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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