Setting up different sites instead of using //localhost

Posted on 2006-06-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13

This is a followup to my question here:

So I installed an old copy of Win2000 Server.

Now i'd like to use a unique url to access each of the sites i'm working on, instead of accessing them thru local host. Eg: //jasonzsite/ -> where jasonzsite is what formerly used to be localhost, or www.clienta.com - > where www.clienta.com is what used to earlier be //localhost

How do I do this "Virtual WebSites" stuff as mentioned in my earlier questions accepted answer?

Thank You
Question by:jasonmzs
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ID: 17007664
NameVirtualHost *


<VirtualHost *>
      # Use Main Settings as Default
      HostnameLookups On


<VirtualHost *>
     ServerName www.site1.com
     ServerAlias site1.com *.site1.com
     DocumentRoot C:/www/site

<VirtualHost *:80 *:286>
     ServerName www.site2.com
     ServerAlias site2.com *.site2.com
     DocumentRoot c:/www/site2

What you have to remeber is that all traffic including http://localhost/ coming to the servers IP will get handles by the first rule. The site will only direct traffic to the other 2 if it sees a valid request in a browser for http://www.site1.com/ etc so if its a development machine you will need to edit the hosts file and set these to point to yourself otherwise it will try to visit them directly on the internet.
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ID: 17007666
Sorry last one should be

<VirtualHost *>
     ServerName www.site2.com
     ServerAlias site2.com *.site2.com
     DocumentRoot c:/www/site2

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