apache config file

Posted on 2002-03-16
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Last Modified: 2010-03-04
in my dns www.mysite.com and
mysite.com has identical IP-s.
however in the browser typing
www.mysite.com shows site
while mysite.com not.
how should I change settings?
my virtualhosh looks like this:

<VirtualHost www.mysite.com>
DocumentRoot /www/docs/abc
ServerName www.mysite.com

Question by:kako
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Expert Comment

ID: 6876531
perhaps create one more virtualhost

<VirtualHost mysite.com>
DocumentRoot /www/docs/abc
ServerName mysite.com


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Expert Comment

ID: 6877014
Or, you can skip VirtualHost at all, unless you have other VirtualHost hosted under the same Apache.

Or straight from httpd.conf (mine was Apache 1.3.23 Win32).   This should take care in a scenarios where you clients might be using IP address (most unlikely, but it is possible).

# Use name-based virtual hosting.
#NameVirtualHost *

# VirtualHost example:
# Almost any Apache directive may go into a VirtualHost container.
# The first VirtualHost section is used for requests without a known
# server name.
#<VirtualHost *>
#    ServerAdmin webmaster@dummy-host.example.com
#    DocumentRoot /www/docs/dummy-host.example.com
#    ServerName dummy-host.example.com
#    ErrorLog logs/dummy-host.example.com-error_log
#    CustomLog logs/dummy-host.example.com-access_log common

Expert Comment

ID: 6890656
you just have to define

<VirtualHost www.mysite.com>
DocumentRoot /www/docs/abc
ServerName www.mysite.com
ServerAlias *.mysite.com


Author Comment

ID: 6891112
what means "*"?
does it means that any
xxx.mysite.com com will be redirected to www.mysite.com,
or only mysite.com?

Accepted Solution

fauzdar earned 200 total points
ID: 6893875
well it will eliminate the problem of showing www.mysite.com and not showing mysite.com.

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