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Old 08-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
twisteguy22
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Apache is not serving up the correct page for a sub domain.


hello all.
I have a domain, dns hosted, and apache serving up pages. this all works fine, so far. i even have a cms running.

my confusion starts when i try to host a different site under a subdomain, ie. sub.mydomain.com.

i have two vhosts in apache. one is mydomain.com and the directory is /var/www/mydomain. my domain is a symlink to ~/www

this has worked.

but, when i try to add another vhost like webmail.mydomain.com, and i try to put the root directory in /var/www/webmail, it doesn't work. when i try to access webmail.mydomain.com, i just get the site on mydomain.com.

I feel like i am just missing something really simple here, but i have tried searching around for solutions to no avail.

here are the relevant parts of apache2.conf:

Code:
<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/mydomain"
ServerName mydomain.com
<Directory "/var/www/mydomain">
allow from all
Options +Indexes
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>
<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/webmail"
ServerName webmail.mydomain.com
<Directory "/var/www/webmail">
allow from all
Options +Indexes
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>
 
Old 08-12-2010, 10:46 PM   #2
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<directory> should have a trailing slash :
Code:
DocumentRoot "/var/www/mydomain"
ServerName mydomain.com
<Directory "/var/www/mydomain/">
and
Code:
DocumentRoot "/var/www/webmail"
ServerName webmail.mydomain.com
<Directory "/var/www/webmail/">
You could also try adding this for each virtual host :
Code:
SetEnv SITE_ROOT /var/www/webmail
SetEnv SITE_HTMLROOT /var/www/webmail

Last edited by smoker; 08-12-2010 at 10:52 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2010, 11:04 AM   #3
twisteguy22
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Thanks for the sugestions. I tried what you said, but it didn't seem to make any difference.

Is there anyway that this could be a dns problem?
I have an A record that points mydomain.com to 71.my.ip.7
and I have a cname record that points *.mydomain.com to mydomain.com

anyway the my apache2.conf file looks like this now:

Code:
<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/tempest"
ServerName tempesthostingservices.com
<Directory "/var/www/tempest/">
allow from all
Options +Indexes
</Directory>
SetEnv SITE_ROOT /var/www/tempest
SetEnv SITE_HTMLROOT /var/www/tempest
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/webmail"
ServerName webmail.tempesthostingservices.com
<Directory "/var/www/webmail/">
allow from all
Options +Indexes
</Directory>
SetEnv SITE_ROOT /var/www/webmail
SetEnv SITE_HTMLROOT /var/www/webmail
</VirtualHost>
 
Old 08-13-2010, 11:56 AM   #4
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What does the main httpd.conf Document root point to ? It should be pointing to the same place as the first virtual host. This may cause problems if it's pointing to /var/www

Also, all my virtual servers specify the port as in :

Code:
<VirtualHost *:80>
And also, the server name comes before the DocumentRoot directive (in my httpd.conf)
And I have the line :
Code:
RewriteEngine on
just after the DocumentRoot directive.

As for the DNS, it might be worth adding the webmail.domain.com as a separate A record instead of a cname. Point it at the ip address properly. Without that, all you are doing is aliasing webmail.domain.com to domain.com. It needs to be a separate entity. Unless you want to use apache rewriting to send anything with webmail in the address to the correct place.

Last edited by smoker; 08-13-2010 at 12:05 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2010, 12:16 PM   #5
twisteguy22
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hmm. switching the order of the name and document root seemed to do something.

when I access the webmail.mydomain.com page i get the mydomain.com page sans the style sheet, not the index.html for the subdomain.

I am using the drupal cms. could this be screwing things up?

I did add an A record.

my http.conf file is completely empty.

here is my apache2 file in full. vhosts are at the bottom.

Code:
#
# Based upon the NCSA server configuration files originally by Rob McCool.
#
# This is the main Apache server configuration file.  It contains the
# configuration directives that give the server its instructions.
# See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/ for detailed information about
# the directives.
#
# Do NOT simply read the instructions in here without understanding
# what they do.  They're here only as hints or reminders.  If you are unsure
# consult the online docs. You have been warned.  
#
# The configuration directives are grouped into three basic sections:
#  1. Directives that control the operation of the Apache server process as a
#     whole (the 'global environment').
#  2. Directives that define the parameters of the 'main' or 'default' server,
#     which responds to requests that aren't handled by a virtual host.
#     These directives also provide default values for the settings
#     of all virtual hosts.
#  3. Settings for virtual hosts, which allow Web requests to be sent to
#     different IP addresses or hostnames and have them handled by the
#     same Apache server process.
#
# Configuration and logfile names: If the filenames you specify for many
# of the server's control files begin with "/" (or "drive:/" for Win32), the
# server will use that explicit path.  If the filenames do *not* begin
# with "/", the value of ServerRoot is prepended -- so "/var/log/apache2/foo.log"
# with ServerRoot set to "" will be interpreted by the
# server as "//var/log/apache2/foo.log".
#

### Section 1: Global Environment
#
# The directives in this section affect the overall operation of Apache,
# such as the number of concurrent requests it can handle or where it
# can find its configuration files.
#

#
# ServerRoot: The top of the directory tree under which the server's
# configuration, error, and log files are kept.
#
# NOTE!  If you intend to place this on an NFS (or otherwise network)
# mounted filesystem then please read the LockFile documentation (available
# at <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.1/mod/mpm_common.html#lockfile>);
# you will save yourself a lot of trouble.
#
# Do NOT add a slash at the end of the directory path.
#
ServerRoot "/etc/apache2"

#
# The accept serialization lock file MUST BE STORED ON A LOCAL DISK.
#
#<IfModule !mpm_winnt.c>
#<IfModule !mpm_netware.c>
LockFile /var/lock/apache2/accept.lock
#</IfModule>
#</IfModule>

#
# PidFile: The file in which the server should record its process
# identification number when it starts.
# This needs to be set in /etc/apache2/envvars
#
PidFile ${APACHE_PID_FILE}

#
# Timeout: The number of seconds before receives and sends time out.
#
Timeout 300

#
# KeepAlive: Whether or not to allow persistent connections (more than
# one request per connection). Set to "Off" to deactivate.
#
KeepAlive On

#
# MaxKeepAliveRequests: The maximum number of requests to allow
# during a persistent connection. Set to 0 to allow an unlimited amount.
# We recommend you leave this number high, for maximum performance.
#
MaxKeepAliveRequests 100

#
# KeepAliveTimeout: Number of seconds to wait for the next request from the
# same client on the same connection.
#
KeepAliveTimeout 15

##
## Server-Pool Size Regulation (MPM specific)
## 

# prefork MPM
# StartServers: number of server processes to start
# MinSpareServers: minimum number of server processes which are kept spare
# MaxSpareServers: maximum number of server processes which are kept spare
# MaxClients: maximum number of server processes allowed to start
# MaxRequestsPerChild: maximum number of requests a server process serves
<IfModule mpm_prefork_module>
    StartServers          5
    MinSpareServers       5
    MaxSpareServers      10
    MaxClients          150
    MaxRequestsPerChild   0
</IfModule>

# worker MPM
# StartServers: initial number of server processes to start
# MaxClients: maximum number of simultaneous client connections
# MinSpareThreads: minimum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# MaxSpareThreads: maximum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# ThreadsPerChild: constant number of worker threads in each server process
# MaxRequestsPerChild: maximum number of requests a server process serves
<IfModule mpm_worker_module>
    StartServers          2
    MinSpareThreads      25
    MaxSpareThreads      75 
    ThreadLimit          64
    ThreadsPerChild      25
    MaxClients          150
    MaxRequestsPerChild   0
</IfModule>

# event MPM
# StartServers: initial number of server processes to start
# MaxClients: maximum number of simultaneous client connections
# MinSpareThreads: minimum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# MaxSpareThreads: maximum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# ThreadsPerChild: constant number of worker threads in each server process
# MaxRequestsPerChild: maximum number of requests a server process serves
<IfModule mpm_event_module>
    StartServers          2
    MaxClients          150
    MinSpareThreads      25
    MaxSpareThreads      75 
    ThreadLimit          64
    ThreadsPerChild      25
    MaxRequestsPerChild   0
</IfModule>

# These need to be set in /etc/apache2/envvars
User ${APACHE_RUN_USER}
Group ${APACHE_RUN_GROUP}

#
# AccessFileName: The name of the file to look for in each directory
# for additional configuration directives.  See also the AllowOverride
# directive.
#

AccessFileName .htaccess

#
# The following lines prevent .htaccess and .htpasswd files from being 
# viewed by Web clients. 
#
<Files ~ "^\.ht">
    Order allow,deny
    Deny from all
    Satisfy all
</Files>

#
# DefaultType is the default MIME type the server will use for a document
# if it cannot otherwise determine one, such as from filename extensions.
# If your server contains mostly text or HTML documents, "text/plain" is
# a good value.  If most of your content is binary, such as applications
# or images, you may want to use "application/octet-stream" instead to
# keep browsers from trying to display binary files as though they are
# text.
#
DefaultType text/plain


#
# HostnameLookups: Log the names of clients or just their IP addresses
# e.g., www.apache.org (on) or 204.62.129.132 (off).
# The default is off because it'd be overall better for the net if people
# had to knowingly turn this feature on, since enabling it means that
# each client request will result in AT LEAST one lookup request to the
# nameserver.
#
HostnameLookups Off

# ErrorLog: The location of the error log file.
# If you do not specify an ErrorLog directive within a <VirtualHost>
# container, error messages relating to that virtual host will be
# logged here.  If you *do* define an error logfile for a <VirtualHost>
# container, that host's errors will be logged there and not here.
#
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log

#
# LogLevel: Control the number of messages logged to the error_log.
# Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
# alert, emerg.
#
LogLevel warn

# Include module configuration:
Include /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/*.load
Include /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/*.conf

# Include all the user configurations:
Include /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

# Include ports listing
Include /etc/apache2/ports.conf

#
# The following directives define some format nicknames for use with
# a CustomLog directive (see below).
# If you are behind a reverse proxy, you might want to change %h into %{X-Forwarded-For}i
#
LogFormat "%v:%p %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" vhost_combined
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O" common
LogFormat "%{Referer}i -> %U" referer
LogFormat "%{User-agent}i" agent

#
# Define an access log for VirtualHosts that don't define their own logfile
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/other_vhosts_access.log vhost_combined


# Include of directories ignores editors' and dpkg's backup files,
# see README.Debian for details.

# Include generic snippets of statements
Include /etc/apache2/conf.d/

#acceptpathinfo
AcceptPathInfo On



# Include the virtual host configurations:
Include /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/



<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName tempesthostingservices.com
DocumentRoot "/var/www/tempest"
<Directory "/var/www/tempest/">
allow from all
Options +Indexes
</Directory>
SetEnv SITE_ROOT /var/www/tempest
SetEnv SITE_HTMLROOT /var/www/tempest
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName webmail.tempesthostingservices.com
DocumentRoot "/var/www/webmail"
<Directory "/var/www/webmail/">
allow from all
Options +Indexes
</Directory>
SetEnv SITE_ROOT /var/www/webmail
SetEnv SITE_HTMLROOT /var/www/webmail
</VirtualHost>
 
  


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