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Hello, I have several domain on my server, I configured the virtual host like that:
<VirtualHost *>
    ServerAdmin no@email.me
    DocumentRoot "../www/domain1"
    ServerName www.domain1.com
    ServerAlias domain1.com
</VirtualHost>

My directories are like that:
root/apache/
root/www/domain1
and I would like root/www to be accessible throught the ip of my server but I can't access nor 1.2.3.4/www nor 1.2.3.4/www/domain1

What must I change ?
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by:Ryan Smith
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for document root use the whole path, not ../
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by:Greg2FS
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Doesn't change anything...
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by:Dave Baldwin
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In addition, if "root/www/" is your web root, in your browser you would use "http://1.2.3.4/",  not "http://1.2.3.4/www" for the web site.  The directory that your web site is in is not part of the web address.  "domain.com" is going to be "http://domain.com/".
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by:Greg2FS
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I uderstand that, it's not the problem, I think maybe it's <directory> misconfiguration...
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I think so.  <VirtualHost *> should point to the web root for Apache.  What OS are you running on?  Different systems use different configurations.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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And what do you get at "http://localhost/"?
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by:Greg2FS
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I am under windows.
With local host I get the first domain.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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"With local host I get the first domain."  Good, that's what you should get.

Did you install Apache yourself or did you use WAMP or XAMPP?
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by:Greg2FS
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xampp, everything was working but I added a domain, and something was wrong, I started modifying the configuration, and now I am a bit lost...
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I would recommend that your save your project to another directory.  Then remove XAMPP and delete the directories.  Then reinstall it.  Make sure the basics are working before you change things.  Also make a copy of the configuration files before you change them.  That way you can put a working copy back if something stops working.
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by:Greg2FS
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OK, I followed you advice, I have a (certainly)small issue, all my php script show a blank page, I use ini_set("display_errors","1");
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by:Greg2FS
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forget, I didn't uncommented my ini_set("display_errors","1"); now I see the error...
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by:Greg2FS
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Now domains work but I can't still access any folder throught the ip...
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by:samri
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hi,

anything in the server error log?

For virtual hosting, the first configured virtual host would be the default for any request not matcching any vhosts.  The matching will be done against ServerName or ServerAlias directive in the corresponding Vhost container.



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by:Greg2FS
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Nothing in server logs.
I found a trick, I added a virtualhost with the ip as servername now it works.
Thanks maybe I have to add the ip as default server name..
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hi gref,

the fact that no logs is visible would be related to how the logging is happening in Virtualhost setup.  I am not sure if each logging directive needs to be configured withiin each Vhost, and those that do not have the directive would not be logged.  

Honestly, I didnt pay much attention to this. :)

However, I can verify that, the matching on the client request (http://whatever/path.html), would be matched against the ServerName, and ServerAlias directive in the Vhosts container.  If ip address is used, and none of the Vhost has this configured, the first defined Vhost would be used.

To verify the Vhost order, you could do: (on Unix).

[root@apache html]# httpd -S
[root@apache html]# httpd  -t -D DUMP_VHOSTS
VirtualHost configuration:
wildcard NameVirtualHosts and _default_ servers:
_default_:8443         apache.domain.net (/etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf:77)
*:80                   is a NameVirtualHost
         default server localhost (/etc/httpd/conf/vhost.conf:7)
         port 80 namevhost localhost (/etc/httpd/conf/vhost.conf:7)
         port 80 namevhost wiki (/etc/httpd/conf/vhost.conf:34)
         port 80 namevhost webmin-apache (/etc/httpd/conf/vhost.conf:41)
         port 80 namevhost nms-apache (/etc/httpd/conf/vhost.conf:48)
         port 80 namevhost nagios (/etc/httpd/conf/vhost.conf:55)
         port 80 namevhost router (/etc/httpd/conf/vhost.conf:62)
         port 80 namevhost reporter (/etc/httpd/conf/vhost.conf:70)
         port 80 namevhost gallery (/etc/httpd/conf/vhost.conf:78)
Syntax OK

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by:Greg2FS
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Not really had solution...
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