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Old 06-08-2008, 12:41 AM   #1
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How does apache2 virtual hosting work?

I've set up apache2 to work with a single webpage by placing it in /var/www, and I've read a few tutorials on creating a couple of websites.

Neither has explained how to set up the records, or how apache2 knows which site to display?

Ok say I have a computer named Server1, and I want to host websites and

How would I set up the records so apache2 knows which page to display? The last time I set up a record I just told it the name they'd type in, and the IP/port to associate with it, so if I have two records going to the same IP, what does apache use to intuit which page to display?

I'm sure I'm missing something stupid simple here :P

Old 06-08-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you have one IP address for the 2 domain names. Have you had a look at the docs at and yet? The other thing to confirm is that your domain names are resolvable by DNS, but that's outside of the Apache configuration.


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