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Hello ..

I have a Dedicated Server using a Redhat linux version 6.1 i have a domain name installed in it ..
the server is away from me .. & i am using a Webmin Version 0.78 for Administration.
I have another domain name .. (ex: xzywx.com) i have register this domain name and have its DNS number to my server.
About the server the company told me that i can have any number of domain names in it. it is a PIII-800,128 ram, 11.6 GB & 30 GB Hard disk.
they told me to add the second domain name (ex: xzywx.com) i should use the Apache Server in the Webmin software then i go to the (Create a New Virtual Server) section ..
i have tried many time but could not do anything .. in the (Create a New Virtual Server) section i have these options:

Create a New Virtual Server
Address () Any ()
Port    () Default () any ()
Document Root ()
Server Name () Automatic ()

Create Button

Note that i have an empty webpage in the folder /home/xzywx/index.htm

How can i add this domain name (ex: xzywx.com) to my Dedicated Server.
If i can have more information on this question please.

Thanks for your help
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kiffney earned 400 total points
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How do you know it's not working?  Are you restarting Apache when you're done?  And if you're going to test this it will be easier if you do put an index.html in your root directories.

I have no idea about Webmin, but there are basically two ways to create virtual servers in Apache.  One is the non-IP way where you DON'T have to set up a virtual IP address. you just edit httpd.conf and add

<VirtualHost www.yourdomain.com>
    ServerName www.xzywx.com
    DocumentRoot /usr/web/xzywx
</VirtualHost>
replacing yourdomain.com with your real first domain name, and the path with whatever is your real path for that virtual server.  Then restart Apache or at least send it a HUP ('kill -HUP `pidof httpd`').

Then you have to make sure that the DNS setting for www.xyzwx.com points to the same IP address as your original server.

This doesn't work for browsers older than Netscape 2.0 but I don't think there are many of those still around.
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Thanks for the answer.
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