Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X, Part 4
Subject:   editing /etc/httpd/users/<username>.conf breaks web access to Sites folder
Date:   2002-03-14 10:50:31
From:   grosventre
Response to: editing /etc/httpd/users/.conf breaks web access to Sites folder

at one point, after breaking my httpd.conf, I had to restore it from the httd.conf.bak that was included in my apache. Following your prompt, I found the lines:

<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
UserDir public_html

After replacing the public_html, with Sites, as well as a couple of other tweaks to httpd.conf with respect to the other directories, my Sites folders behave identically to my /Library/Webserver/ folder.

I suppose the httpd.conf.bak, was a generic Apache backup file(?), using the public_html directory , instead of Sites, or htdocs (my accusatomed Free BSD default.

Mystery solved. Thanks!