Greetings linux users!
I'm having a bit difficulties understanding and configuring apache2 vhosts and network stuff as I am relatively new to these things. Let me explain my problem. I recently registered a domain (in this thread I will refer to it as "mydomain.com") and I have configured a web site on it using Apache 2 on Slackware linux 10.1 (my own PC, static IP address), port 80. If I type into a web browser www.mydomain.com
or just mydomain.com or simply enter my IP, I will get the web page I configured as default.
Now the thing I do not understand is how to configure Apache2 using namevirtualhost (single PC with static IP, multiple websites on it) to use subdomains like "computers.mydomain.com" or "animals.mydomain.com" so that if a user types one of those two links (or just about anything else I put into httpd.conf vhosts tabs) into a web browser, he will get a different page hosted on my PC and not the default one.
I know I could just use www.mydomain.com/computers
but I would like store websites in different folders like /var/www/html/animals and /var/www/html/computers and use subdomains to access them as it gives a bit more security.
I use the following comfiguration but the subdomain there doesn't work. It says that it couldn't find the webpage requested.
Part of my httpd.conf:
And please don't point me to the official Apache 2 virtual host documentation aka. the place where I originally started. I don't quite understand it which is the reason why I ask here.
Thanks in advance!