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I have developed a web site for an organisation and launched in our web server and i named the site as  http://ourdomainname/organisationname.

But my client wants his web address as his organisationname.com  . But wants to keeps the full data in my server.

I wants to clarify one thing from U. If i am registering a new domain as his organisation.com and if he gives his his organisation.com as site address , it  has to connect http://ourdomainname/organisationname . Client wants only the domainname ffrom them. also wants to keep data in my server.

In my server we have launched so many web sites.

So while registering the new domain name, what hostname  & ip address i have to give.  Hostname is my domain name or mydomainname/organisationname .

Pl clarify these things.  

Waiting for an early reply.
 
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Mon1,

    What software do you use for the Web server?  Is it IIS, Apache, Netscape, or what?

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our web server is apache1.3.1.
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mon1,

         In apache, (version 1.3) there is a Virtual Host directive.  In order to get this to work, you need to register your client domainname to your ISP (perhaps the same place you register yours), and the ip address will be your  web server ip address.)  
 
    To make the transition goes smoothly, make sure you Apache is ready to accept the request.  In your httpd.conf, the (towards the end of the httpd.conf - and it is commented), there should be some example on the Virtual Host directive.

Reference site:
http://locus.apache.org/www.apache.org/docs/mod/core.html#virtualhost

<VirtualHost 10.1.2.3>
     ServerAdmin webmaster@host.foo.com
     DocumentRoot /www/docs/host.foo.com
     ServerName host.foo.com
     ErrorLog logs/host.foo.com-error_log
     TransferLog logs/host.foo.com-access_log
</VirtualHost>

make sure you replace the host.foo.com with the appropriate www-your-client.domain.com.

Then restart your apache. (kill -HUP `cat /usr/local/apache/httpd.pid`)

The only drawback is that, is anyone enter the IP number instead of www.yourclientdomain.com, they will get you web page, and not your client's page.

Good luck,

samri
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Hi Samri
      That means Virtual Host configuration has to be done in my web server.

I have One more dbt.
In our web server , we launched six web sites. all these web sites we given the web address as
http://ourdomainname/organisationname

But for all thses clients , i want to give the site address as http://organisationname.ourdomainname

I have made entry in httpd.conf for all the web sites as follows. But it is not working

NameVirtualHost 111.222.333.444(our ip address)

<VirtualHost 111.222.333.444>
ServerName organisationname.ourdomainname
DocumentRoot /httpd/apache/htdocs/organisationdata1
ServerAdmin webmaster@ourdomainname
</VirtualHost>

NameVirtualHost 111.222.333.444
<VirtualHost 111.222.333.444>
ServerName organisationname.ourdomainname
DocumentRoot /httpd/apache/htdocs/organisationdata2
ServerAdmin webmaster@ourdomainname
</VirtualHost>

At present if am checking any web site addrees
it is not working. But if i check http://ourdomain , i am getting the first organisations web site..

How can i confgiure this.


How can do this.
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by:samri
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mon1,
    There are a series of example for Virtual Host configuration in Apache web site, and it's worth checking out.  Plus checkout the sample configuration (there are a bunch of them, I can't figure out which one is appropriate for your setup).  The one your might be interested to look at is Name Based Virtual Hosting.

    http://www.apache.org/docs/vhosts/index.html

    Anyway, after going thru your response, check whether the Line1 and Line2 are intended to be the same, I believe the first one is OK, but the second one (Line2) should be organisationname2.ourdomain.  Please double check.


                   <VirtualHost 111.222.333.444>
Line 1:                   ServerName organisationname.ourdomainname
                   DocumentRoot /httpd/apache/htdocs/organisationdata1
                   ServerAdmin webmaster@ourdomainname
                   </VirtualHost>

                   NameVirtualHost 111.222.333.444
                   <VirtualHost 111.222.333.444>
Line 2:                   ServerName organisationname.ourdomainname
                   DocumentRoot /httpd/apache/htdocs/organisationdata2
                   ServerAdmin webmaster@ourdomainname
                   </VirtualHost>


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mon1,
     So I guess it must be working now and you just forgot to close the question.

samri
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