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I have 1 server and 1 ip address and two completely different websites I would like to host from this server. Each site will have its own domain name. Is there a way i could redirect the browser to the proper website based on the domain name the browser is trying to access? If so, what would be the best way of doing this?

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Question by:liebrand
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by:andreif
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Of course it's possible. The best way is configure your web server for using virtual hosts. Which werver do you use? Apache?
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by:harwantgrewal
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Ya it is possbile to use the Name based Virtual hosts

like this

http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/vhosts/name-based.html

this is the best example if there is problem ask me

Harry
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by:liebrand
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Its a Windows 2000 server running IIS5.
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harwantgrewal earned 400 total points
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In IIS you can add also

Goto internet information services in the administratative tools

right click on the computer name then new add a web site in the host headder add the name like www.test.com and complete all the information so yuo will have the site with www.test.com configure the DNS or hosts file to reflect the name you will see and new website

Harry


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by:liebrand
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Harry,

Your solutions sounds good. But I created a new website and added the host header like you mentioned. I then went into my hosts file and put this

127.0.0.1  www.domainname.com

When trying to access the page locally, i get a "HTTP 403.1 Forbidden: Execute Access Forbidden
Internet Information Services

You have attempted to execute a CGI, ISAPI, or other executable program from a directory that does not allow programs to be executed."

What next?
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by:liebrand
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I figured out the problem was simply permissions, but your solution got me to where I want to go. I have tested it internally and it works. I am going to be putting it out on the net, so hopefully I will have the same success.

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