Fixing localhost in OSX El Capitan

I finally upgraded my MacBook to El Capitan from Yosemite, therefore meaning it's time to fix my local apache web server (again).

If you get a 403 error when visiting a website on your localhost webserver you'll need to do the same.

Firstly you'll need to change the AllowOverride setting the apache httpd.conf file. It should be on line 258:

sudo nano +258 /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

While in the httpd.conf file mod_rewrite and php5 to be set to load when apache starts. Find these two lines and remove the # at the start of each:

LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/

Then restart apache:

sudo apachectl restart

Local websites should now be working!


Searching a file using nano is done with ctrl+w

More in depth info can be found here.

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