Followed exactly instructions for creating virtual hosts in the how-to guides outlined here:
configure-vhosts.html for bitnami running on a local development machine.
For testing purposes I am not installing another CMS as per the instructions but a simple, one page static html document: index.html in:
(note there is no wordpress, that's just the name I gave for simplicity's sake to stay consistent with the instructions/tutorial.)
httpd.conf in /opt/lampp/etc/ contains:
httpd-vhosts in /opt/lampp/etc/extra contains:
file permissions /opt/lampp/apps/wordpress/htdocs/
drwxrwxr-x 2 daemon daemon 4096 Dec 23 10:28 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 23 10:27 ..
-rw-rw-r-- 1 daemon daemon 53 Dec 23 10:28 index.html
apache error logs contains:
[Sun Dec 23 11:59:44.931240 2018] [authz_core:error] [pid 4506] [client 127.0.0.1:59306] AH01630: client denied by server configuration: /opt/lampp/apps/wordpress/htdocs/
Any help much appreciated.