apache2 web server

Sajan Parikh sajan at parikh.io
Wed Apr 23 15:47:42 UTC 2014

On 04/23/2014 10:34 AM, Ian A Taylor wrote:
> Sajan
> apachectl configtest
> returns
> Syntax OK
> The server fffff.st-and.ac.uk
> works ok
> But I want to create a sub-directory
> I am not sure if sub-directory is the correct word to utilize here.
> But I want the web address
> fffff.st-and.ac.uk/qwert
> to respond in a different way from  fffff.st-and.ac.uk
Ah, okay.  In that case, you're going about it incorrectly.

In the main VirtualHost or configuration for fffff.st-and.ac.uk, you 
need to use the Alias directive like this;

Alias /qwert /home/qwert/  #(you might need to play with the trailing 

That line will allow your main configuration to work as expected, but 
for /qwert, it will use /home/qwert as the DocumentRoot. Meaning 
fffff.st-and.ac.uk/qwert/somefile.jpg will pull from 
/home/qwert/somefile.jpg while the rest of fffff.st-and.ac.uk will 
operate normally using the standard config, which seems to be what 
you're after.

There's actually a whole section in the Apache documentation about URL 
mapping, which is what you are trying to do.  Creating a separate 
VirtualHost for each URL path is not the way to go.


Sajan Parikh

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