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Linux Orbit: One IP, Many Domains: An Apache Virtual Hosting HOWTO

Nov 15, 2002, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"So, you want to set up a Apache server using more than one domain name and only one IP address. No problem!! Well, I say no problem, but it took me a while to figure it out and I'm here to tell you what I learned to save you some time and trouble. I am using Apache2 on a Red Hat 8.0 system, however I will keep this as generic as possible without leaving out any of the details. First, we will edit the Apache httpd.conf by hand using your favorite text editor, then I will show you how to do it with a GUI called apacheconf. To go straight to the apacheconf instructions, click here. Depending on your Linux distribution, you should find the httpd.conf file in /etc/httpd/conf or /etc/apache/conf.

"First things first. Be sure to copy your clean or working httpd.conf file to a safe place on your server. This provides you with a back-up if you mangle the copy of your httpd.conf file that you are working on. Just move the clean or working copy of your httpd.conf file back into your configuration directory and you're back in business. Take it from me, that little tip has pulled me out of more jams than I can count...!"

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