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Mountain 02-17-2011 06:23 PM

Help - apache serves up my website from any URL!
 
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 with apache, rails, mysql, etc.

My rails site is running at www.example.com. I'm intending to use named-based virtual hosting and I have a virtual hosts file configured/enabled for www.example.com. My site is hosted on Amazon EC2.

The problem is that if I set up a new DNS record -- say test.example.com -- and browse to that, my site www.example.com is served up! That's without configuring any new virtual hosts.

And the same is true if I go to my DNS records and define test2.example.com, etc. Without touching my server, these new URLs serve up my website.

That's not what I want! I want to use name-based virtual hosting and host different sites for each subdomain.

Where could my problem be?

Here's my virtual hosts file:
Code:

ServerSignature Off
ServerTokens Prod
#NameVirtualHost *:80 - this is defined in a default config file already.

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerAdmin webmaster@example.com
        UseCanonicalName On

        ServerName www.example.com
        DocumentRoot /home/ubuntu/example/public
        ErrorLog /home/ubuntu/example/log/error.log

        <Directory /home/ubuntu/example/public/>
                  AllowOverride all
                  Options -MultiViews
        </Directory>

</VirtualHost>


UPDATE: now I understand a bit more... apparently my real problem is not what I thought it was. My real problem now appears to be that when I copy this virtual hosts file and edit it to add a new subdomain name, set up the corresponding site, etc., and enable the virtual host (a2ensite) and restart (graceful), apache immediately stops serving up any websites. Apparently apache crashes although I do not see any error messages. But all my sites go down and I have to revert and then restart apache.

I thought this was because my virtual host file (pasted above) had an error. So I thought I would start by getting that first file right. Apparently it is right. So now I need to understand why adding a second virtual host causes all sites to stop being served up.

bathory 02-18-2011 12:39 AM

Hi,

Quote:

The problem is that if I set up a new DNS record -- say test.example.com -- and browse to that, my site www.example.com is served up! That's without configuring any new virtual hosts.

And the same is true if I go to my DNS records and define test2.example.com, etc. Without touching my server, these new URLs serve up my website.
This is normal. Without different VirtualHost definitions, apache serves the default vhost.

Follow the instructions here, to setup vhosts in apache.

Regards


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