Thanks a bunch for your help!
That entry into the hosts file worked like a charm. I can now reference my site by typing "dhcppc9" in my browser. I am not sure I understand why it worked though. Why would a ip address of 0.0.0.0 allow my httpd service to start?
This is also probably a stupid question, but where did "dhcppc9" come from? Does it mean the 9th pc on DHCP?.
I also put an entry for localhost in there with an ip of 127.0.0.1 so I can also use localhost to access my test pages. I am psyched, things are beginning to come together for me!