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Posted on 2006-06-24
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I am running Mac Tiger (10.4) with the default Apache server. I am trying to set up virtual hosts and have followed directions from a number of different sources but cannot get this to work. My goal is to use my local machine as a development machine for a few websites so I need about 4 virtual hosts. In the httpd:
NameVirtualHost 127.0.0.1
#
# 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 *:80>
#    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
#</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost 127.0.0.1>
DocumentRoot /Library/Webserver/Documents
ServerName localhost
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost 127.0.0.1>
DocumentRoot /Library/Webserver/Documents
ServerName localhost
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost 127.0.0.1>
DocumentRoot /localsite
ServerName localsite
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost 127.0.0.1>
DocumentRoot /
ServerName testsite
</VirtualHost>

1. All of the examples I read about use www.example.com as a path. I do not understand why. It seems like you could just use folder names.
2.  I am getting A 403 Forbidden error.
3. Can an expert help me with this. Please post specific instructions and apparently there is a difference between Panther setup and TIger setup. I am using NetInfoManager to add the dns. I am not sure what that means but one of the instructions said to do so.

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alexsergeyev earned 250 total points
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You have two "localhost" blocks. That isn't right.

UseCanonicalName Off

All hostnames should be resolvable to IP address 127.0.0.1 (testsite and localsite)

Directive
    DocumentRoot /

is really dangerous, are you sure that you wanted to make Apache serving root filesystem directory?

If /Library/Webserver/ is your main directory to place sites under it, you might want to add/check block in config similar to:

<Directory "/Library/Webserver">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews Includes
    # AllowOverride All # if you want to use .htaccess files or other value from manual
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>

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