First time poster, hope you can help, many thanks in advance for anything I learn here.
**Desired behaviour :**
For the local site (http://new-site.local) I have set up, to open in the location I have specified in MAMP (c:/MAMP/htdocs/newSite/public_html), not as if it were localhost (c:/MAMP/htdocs)
I have 6 sites set up locally with MAMP. But I have tried to add a new site today, and when try to browse to "http://new-site.local", the site opens the location of "http://localhost".
**What I have done :**
I have set the document root to the correct place in MAMP, but when MAMP was "working with the servers", nothing appeared to happen for over an hour, so I closed the window.
I have then followed the steps laid out at
Those steps were :
* making sure that
is not commented in C:\MAMP\conf\apache\httpd.conf
* allowing the symlink override to work in C:\MAMP\conf\apache\httpd.conf
Options FollowSymLinks ExecCGI
Allow from all
* Added a virtual host path in C:\MAMP\bin\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf
* Modified the C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file, adding the new local site domain name to the localhost IP address
* restarted the servers.
But still http://new-site.local opens up as if it was http://localhost.