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Old 09-01-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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Sub Domains & Multiple Domains (Apache)


I have successfully set up an Ubuntu Web Server. It runs ddclient to update my IP address at, and I have verified that it is accessible via the internet (outside of my home network). My next goal is to set up one or two sub domains using, and to host another website using I know it has something to do with virtual hosts, but I have been confused in my research. I guess in a previous version of Apache, the file to change is httpd.conf. However, in Apache2, it doesn't appear to be that file any longer. I have posted a copy of the file which I think it is, 000-default:

NameVirtualHost *
<VirtualHost *>
        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

        DocumentRoot /var/www
        <Directory />
                Options FollowSymLinks
                AllowOverride None
        <Directory /var/www/>
                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
                AllowOverride None
                Order allow,deny
                allow from all
                # Uncomment this directive is you want to see apache2's
                # default start page (in /apache2-default) when you go to /
                #RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/

        ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
        <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
                AllowOverride None
                Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
                Order allow,deny
                Allow from all

        ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log

        # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
        # alert, emerg.
        LogLevel warn

        CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined
        ServerSignature On

    Alias /doc/ "/usr/share/doc/"
    <Directory "/usr/share/doc/">
        Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
        Order deny,allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from ::1/128

Is this the correct file to modify in order to host sub domains and multiple domains. Is there a tutorial or something that I can look at for some help? Or maybe somebody can give me some tips.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Old 09-01-2006, 11:22 PM   #2
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I'm afraid I can't say if that's the correct file as I suspect it to be distro dependent.

However, you can always give it a go.

A virtual host setting would look something like this:

# Virtual host


DocumentRoot /var/www/

DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.shtml index.php

Put it in and see if it works (note, you may want to try using first if you don't already own

Note that I route external traffic to, and any local traffic is to


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