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    Hey everyone,

    I am trying to set up a new virtual host with MAMP PRO. In the hosts section I have the name and it is pointing to sites/example

    In the Server section under the general tab I have:
    Run Apache/mySQL as user www/mysql, the Apache port at :80.

    When I type in in my browser I get the message “The Virtual Host was set up successfully…Now web contents can be added and this placeholder page should be replaced or deleted.”

    This is great but how do I get it to see the wordpress folder that I downloaded into that root folder? When I delete that file as it suggests the Forbidden error occurs. I can get wordpress to work using the regular localhost:8888/wordpress url, but there is the security concern when you “run Apache/MySQL server” as name/name instead of “www/mysql”

    I thought it might be because I couldnt understand what Chris wanted at the beginning of Screencast #87: Moving Up with MAMP which reads:

    “…Go to the file/folder you’re trying to access, right click and View Info. at the bottom there is a box for permissions, and just change for the user _www (add it if it’s not in the list, it might be www) and give it read and write permissions for whatever it needs.”

    Do I add a new user called “www/mysql”?

    Please help!



    I tried what you wrote, but it doesn’t seem to work. Every time I add a new user as www, nothing happens.

    I had that same problem, so I just used ‘user/user’, seeing as I do not think that the security problem is very big.

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