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Apache httpd  & htaccess problem

Posted on 2013-06-09
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Hello experts
I'm testing local my site but i have a problem.
I'm working with OS windows xp pro, apache 2,mysql, coldfusion.
settings:
1. hosts file:
127.0.0.1 mysite.selfip.com
2. httpd virtualhost:
<VirtualHost  *:80>
    ServerAdmin mysite.selfip.com
    # Root folder for my scratchpad stuff
    DocumentRoot "C:/Inetpub/wwwroot/mysite"
    ServerName mysite.selfip.com
    # Alias for /CFIDE, which the CF install placed in my Apache webroot.
    # This is solely for our dev environment, and would not be a good practice
    # within a production environment
    Alias /CFIDE "C:/Apache2/htdocs/CFIDE"
    <Directory "C:/Apache2/htdocs/CFIDE">
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    </Directory>
    ErrorLog logs/mysite.loc-error.log
    CustomLog logs/mysite.loc-access.log common
</VirtualHost>

Now if i type:
mysite.selfip.com in the address bar it redirects to www.mysite.selfip.com and i get a not found error .
If i type:
mysite.selfip.com/index.cfm
it is working.

Any help?
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1. hosts file
127.0.0.1 mysite.selfip.com www.mysite.selfip.com 

2. After line
ServerName mysite.selfip.com

Add:
ServerAlias www.mysite.selfip.com

The browser add www because mysite.selfip.com respond an error. It looks like you didn't specify DirectoryIndex correctly and deny Directory listing.

You may additionaly add
DirectoryIndex index.cfm
somewhere inside VirtualHost. This will solve browser www. redirect.
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by:Panos
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Hi.
i can't test it now because i'm not on my working pc but is it possible to add/change my htaccess instead of the virtualhost in the httpd file?
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As far as I know DirectoryIndex may be putted in .htaccess, but ServerAlias must be in httpd.conf file(or included in it).
Correct DirectoryIndex may be enough for you.
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Ok thank you. I will reply after testing.
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Ok it is working. I had to clear the browser cache too. Thank you
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Thank you
regards
panos
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You succeed - I'm glad :)
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