make directories accesible for personal websharing


I have several PHP-projects on my PB G4 (under /Documents), which I want to present my customers by running Apache and a PHP5 installation from

Setting up an Alias inside the httpd.conf file to my Username/Documents directory and testing it shows an Error 403 (Forbidden/you don´t have permission to access directory)

How can I open my private folders to be accessible by PWS??

I would rather like to set permissions by a .htaccess file than accepting the restrictions of OSX which does not allow hosting my private directories or moving my projects into the Sites directory.

I read the Apache manual. It says I have to permit at least Searching for the hostet directories. But I can´t change rights for my Userdir using "sudo chmod +X /Users/Username".

Would someone please help me out!