I have a synced folder that multiple people develop on and it's located at /Users/myname/Sites/SharedCloud, which I access at localhost/~myname/SharedCloud/ and sometimes going through the project name and version can lead to a hefty link length.
I'm trying to find out how to set up a vhost so that I cat remove ~myname from the link or any other number of folders so that if I type: localhost/tempProj1 it'll take me to the folder I'm currently working on.
I've tried all sorts of things today, even trying to set up my own .dev site through hosts files and etc (led to a Forbidden error). Followed a lot of guides, no help. Checked a lot of questions on here, no help. So now I'm asking my own Q!
I'm very noob to apache and troubleshooting and have minimal experience with htaccess, but I'm positive I can't remove ~myname from a link using only the htaccess file and would appreciate any help on the matter. And this isn't a very crucial problem for me, just an annoyance I'd like sorted out if possible. (I know this worked on my Lion install, but now I'm back to a Snow Leopard machine)
I found my own answer. After having set vhosts and httpd under apache, I simply added
Alias /proj1 "/Users/myusername/Sites/long/path/directory"
to my httpd-vhosts.conf file, restarted my apache, and was able to point myself to localhost/proj1 to greatly shorten my keystrokes.