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Old 06-03-2005, 08:54 AM   #1
gsgleason
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serving multiple domain websites on one server?


My friend pays a webhosting company and has 2 domains registered hosted on the same server.

the DNS entries for each point to the same address.

how does the server know what page to display?

Apparenly the webserver knows that if www.domain1.com is accessed to display

~user/public_html/domain1/index.html

and if www.domain2.com is accessed to display

~user/public_html/domain2/index.html

How do I accomplish this on my linux box? I'm using the apache that came with slack10.

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Old 06-03-2005, 10:50 AM   #2
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Apache supports virtual hosting and you'll find the documentation on how to set up your httpd.conf file here. It really isn't that hard once you've worked through it once. About the only real trouble you might run into is if you want to host multiple secure domains from a single host. Secure domains (https) requires one IP address per domain. There are ways to do this, but it is more complicated that simple virtual domain hosting.

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