As a quick note to self, I used this Apache httpd.conf configuration in MAMP on my MacBook Pro when developing my “Focus” web application in 2014:
<VirtualHost 127.0.0.1> ServerName focus ProxyPass /server http://localhost:8080 ProxyPassReverse /server http://localhost:8080 DocumentRoot /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/focus <Directory /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/focus> DirectoryIndex index.php index.html AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost>
When I came back to this in 2015 I stared at that configuration for a little while, wondering why I used
ProxyPassReverse settings, and then remembered that Focus was written with Sencha, and it used a Play Framework backend, and Sencha (generally speaking) needs to communicate with a server on the same domain as its website. By default, MAMP runs on port 8888, and I had the Play server running on port 8080.
FWIW, I also had this entry in my /etc/hosts file:
127.0.0.1 focus localhost
So that’s what those settings are about.