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I need to configure two virtual hosts on my tomcat server so that I could run two different web applications depending on the domain used. I am following instructions on http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/virtual-hosting-howto.html#Configuring_Your_Contexts

I added the follwoing lines to my server.xml file:

    <Host name="crazydeal.co.il"    appBase="ROOT" autoDeploy="true"/>
    <Host name="www.keywords-4-websites.com" appBase="keywords" autoDeploy="true">
        <Alias>keywords-4-websites.com</Alias>
    </Host>

The applications are deployed under webapps/ROOT and webapps/keywords. When I hit either URL in the browser I don't get anything from tomcat (i.e. a blank page). Both URLs worked fine previously, that is before I added  the virtual hosts definition - the keywords application had the context "keywords" so it did not colide with the other application. I now removed the context and now both applications will have conflicting pages unless I use virtual hosts. Any idea what is going on?
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Hi,

Could you please try to enter the docbase as mentioned below ?

<Host name="domain.com" debug="0" appBase="webapps" unpackWARs="true">
 <Alias>www.domain.com</Alias>
 <Logger className="org.apache.catalina.logger.FileLogger"
 directory="logs" prefix="virtual_log1." suffix=".log" timestamp="true"/>
 <Context path="" docBase="/home/maindomain.com/private/webapps/domain"  
 debug="0" reloadable="true"/>
 </Host>

Please replace the domain.com with the new domain you want to add and the set the "docBase" path

Hope this helps.

Also restart the tomcat to see the changes.
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by:yac678
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I don't quite understand. I already have an Engine definition which has  defaultHost="localhost", and a host definition which comes after tomcat installaion as follows (in addition to the other 2 I already mentioned):

<Host name="localhost" appBase="webapps"
       unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"
       xmlValidation="false" xmlNamespaceAware="false">
...
 </Host>
so wouldn't it be problematic to have appBase="webapps" as you mentioned? Or should I removed the default host?
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by:yac678
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testez,
Forget my previous comment. Your solution worked!
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