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Apache Subdomain DocumentRoot Pathing

Posted on 2010-11-08
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Hi,

I've successfully setup a subdomain to my apache server.  My trouble is that this subdomain is not routing to the correct file directory.  It's instead going to the main domain's file directory.  Here's the example:

www.domain.com - resolves to /web
www2.domain.com - should resolve to /web2... BUt it's resolving to /web

Config of www2.domian.com

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName www2.domain.com
DocumentRoot /home/www/www.domain.com/web2
  <Location "/*.jsp">
        JkUriSet worker ajp13:localhost:8009
      </Location>

      Alias /usage /var/www/usage
      <Location /usage>
            Allow from all
            Order allow,deny
      </Location>
</VirtualHost>

What have I done wrong??

Thank you tons ~Wendi
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by:netcmh
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Rather than reinvent the wheel, here's a link with a solution

http://muffinresearch.co.uk/archives/2006/08/20/redirecting-subdomains-to-directories-in-apache/
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by:FrostyGirl
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I don't have a plesk control panel, and I don't have the following referenced config file:  /var/www/vhosts/<domain.com>/conf/vhost.conf
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by:netcmh
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have you restarted apache?
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by:netcmh
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In it's simplest, I'd write this

Listen 80
NameVirtualHost *

<VirtualHost *>
ServerName www.domain.com
DocumentRoot /home/httpd/htdocs/
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *>
ServerName subdomain.domain.com
DocumentRoot /home/httpd/htdocs/subdomain/
</VirtualHost>

at the end of my httpd.conf and restart Apache.
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by:FrostyGirl
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Yes
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by:netcmh
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Do your DNS records for the subdomains must point to the correct IP address?
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by:FrostyGirl
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Subdomain DNS record points to the main domain's IP.
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by:netcmh
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How does your DNS entry look like?

Something like this?

domain IN A 123.22.33.45.
subdomain IN A 123.22.33.46.
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by:FrostyGirl
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C:\WINDOWS\system32>nslookup
Default Server:  d04.m.com
Address:  10.3.1.256

> www2.domain.com
Server:  d04.m.com
Address:  10.3.1.256

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    www2.domain.com
Address:  72.xxx.18.6


Again, this is pointing to the Main webserver IP.
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by:netcmh
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would you be willing to strip off your location and alias commands to test? make sure you restart apache
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by:netcmh
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You could also try the ServerAlias directive

<VirtualHost aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd>
ServerName www.domain.com
ServerAdmin webmaster@domain.com
DocumentRoot /path/to/your/document_root
ServerAlias sub.domain.com
</VirtualHost>
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by:netcmh
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Just to confirm, you're using a similar command right?

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
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You must provide an absolute path in order for the Redirect directive to work. So I guess, the following should work:

DocumentRoot /home/www/www.domain.com/web2
      Redirect permanent / http://www2.mydomain.com
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Thanks for the grade
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