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'''ErrorLog logs/foobar-error_log''' and '''CustomLog logs/foobar-access_log common''' specify where error log files will be saved.  You can put any directory you want, but a relativly logical naming convention is to put the (sub)domain before the title of the log, as done in this example.
 
'''ErrorLog logs/foobar-error_log''' and '''CustomLog logs/foobar-access_log common''' specify where error log files will be saved.  You can put any directory you want, but a relativly logical naming convention is to put the (sub)domain before the title of the log, as done in this example.
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Repeat the <VirtualHost *> directive for each (sub)domain you wish to set up.

Revision as of 05:41, 20 April 2007

VirtualHosts are usefull both for setting up Subdomain and for directing additional domains to your server. Put simply, they allow a (sub)domain to point to a different DocumentRoot.

httpd.conf File

At the bottom of the httpd.conf file, located in 'diskw\usr\local\apache2\conf', there is a commented out section on setting up VirtualHosts. It's relatively self explanatory, but to run down what you need to do, step by step: First, uncomment the line 'NameVirtualHost *'. Now, at the very end of the file, paste the following:

<VirtualHost *>
   ServerAdmin webmaster@example.com
   DocumentRoot /www/example/foobar/
   ServerName foobar.example.com
   ErrorLog logs/foobar-error_log
   CustomLog logs/foobar-access_log common
</VirtualHost >

To break down this example directive line by line:

<VirtualHost *> says the following is going to be a VirtualHost. The asterisk denotes any connection. If you wanted to limit the VirtualHost to just port 80 (the default HTTP port) you would instead type '<VirtualHost *:80>'.

ServerAdmin webmaster@example.com assigns an administrator email address to the domain.

DocumentRoot /www/example/foobar/ specifies the path to the document root. The domain you're setting up will point to this directory of the server.

ServerName foobar.example.com is the domain name to use. Obviously, the domain must first be pointed to the Uniform Server.

ErrorLog logs/foobar-error_log and CustomLog logs/foobar-access_log common specify where error log files will be saved. You can put any directory you want, but a relativly logical naming convention is to put the (sub)domain before the title of the log, as done in this example.

Repeat the <VirtualHost *> directive for each (sub)domain you wish to set up.