help with Virtual Hosts on Apache

Wade Smart wade at
Wed Mar 28 23:59:21 UTC 2007

03282007 1854 GMT-6 DST

So for each Alias that I have, on my system it would be something like

ServerName siteA

ServerName siteB



On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 15:05 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:

> There should be a name after ServerName.  So one of mine is:
>       <VirtualHost *>
>           ServerName plonevdc
>           ServerAlias
>       </VirtualHost>
> > ServerAdmin webmaster at localhost
> > ServerAlias
> > DocumentRoot /var/www/public_html/
> >   
> > ScriptAlias /awstats/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
> awstats is probably for your default site only - but maybe not.  
> > Now just one question. This IS my personal computer so is the server
> > name the same as whats on my terminal, which is wadesmart at wadesmart: ~$
> > making my server name wadesmart?
> Not likely.  Your default site should be using that servername or
> serveralias.
> ServerName and ServerAlias are the domains you can specify to reach the
> virtual host.  ie, if you want to be able to use http://site1/ to get to
> site1 and http://site2/ to get to site2, then site1 & site2 need to be in
> your DNS (or /etc/hosts) as pointing to your local system and those will be
> used for ServerName.  If you want and to work, you need
> your DNS to resolve _those_ to your localhost, too (which gets more
> complicated), and you make those ServerAlias entries.  I assume, though
> I've never tried, that you can also use multiple ServerAlias directives to
> allow other ways to reach the same site (eg, site1, and
> all reaching the same domain).
> -- 
> derek

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