Follow these instructions to setup your localhost on Mac OSX without installing XAMPP. Make sure…
MAC OSX Create a symbolic link
You have your local webserver ready, but your working project is somewhere else on your harddrive. That's a problem when you want to access this with your localhost. However it's easy to create a shortcut from your localhost directory to a new folder somewhere else.
Create a symbolic link to a new directory in place of the old one. Enter the following in the Terminal application:
ln -s [path where to] [path where from]
ln -s ~/Projects/GitProjects/SomeProject /Applications/XAMMP/htdocs/SomeProject