Create Virtual Host by using Apache Web Server

Posted on 2004-03-23
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
How can i create a Virtual Host by using Apache Web Server like what we did on IIS?
Question by:ztot
  • 3
LVL 34

Expert Comment

ID: 10658322
You use the Virtual Host feature of Apache (<VirtualHost> directive).

Since you haven't bothered to specify what version (v1.3.x or 2.x) of Apache you're using, and since I'm not a mindreader, I can only point you to the general Apache documentation page http://httpd.apache.org/docs-project/

If you'd specified the version of Apache, I could be more specific. As it is, go to that URL, select your version of Apache, and look up the VirtualHosts page.

Author Comment

ID: 10658380
Version 1.3.29

I'm new on Apache, i not really understand the documentation they provided. Any simple procedure to configure Vistual Host like what IIS did?
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

PsiCop earned 200 total points
ID: 10658638
Well, I've never really used IIS (NIMDA, CodeRed, hacks out the yazoo - I don't like getting hacked so I don't use it), so I can't say if its as easy as the way IIS does it.

Apache's configuration is controlled by the httpd.conf file. This file contains Directives that control how Apache is configured and behaves. Alterations are generally made by editing this file, altho I understand there are some GUIs to handle it.

To do Name-based or IP-based (Apache supports both) Virtual Hosts in Apache 1.3.x, check out http://httpd.apache.org/docs/vhosts/index.html

Generally speaking, you'll edit the httpd.conf file to add statements supporting the Virtual Hosts you want to have. An example set of Virtual Host statements can be found at the end of the httpd.conf file.

Remember to restart Apache after changing the httpd.conf file. A wise person also makes a backup copy of the httpd.conf file so that if they make a mistake they can't undo, they can always fall back to a known-good copy of the file and start over.
LVL 34

Expert Comment

ID: 12400310
I think I answered the Question fully, but I'm not going to argue no matter what the decision. Have at it.

Featured Post

WEBINAR: GDPR Implemented - Tips & Lessons Learned

Join the WatchGuard team on Thursday, March 29th as we recount some valuable lessons learned in weighing the needs of a business against the new regulatory environment, look ahead at the two months left before implementation, and help you understand the steps you can take today!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

This installment of Make It Better gives Media Temple customers the latest news, plugins, and tutorials to make their VPS hosting experience that much smoother.
There are a few different ways to preview your site before DNS resolves it to your (mt) Media Temple server.  The Plesk platform makes it easy.  See the following guide to learn how.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

587 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question