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Old 06-05-2003, 06:12 AM   #1
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Question Apache & two webs to serve.

Hi ladys and gentlemans

I have configured apache in my Mandrake 9.1 and run propertly. I have the problem that in my computer there are two users and both wanna locate their webs in the same computer. I thought that I should add two new servers and under their accounts create directories to keep their webs. The problem is that: Apache run at first a default server which root document folder is /var/www/html. But now i wanna create two new folder to alocate two webs per examle in /home/antonio and /home/carmen. The question is if to check the web located in the default server under /var/www/html I must type in my browser http://localhost... how can I reach the diferent webs under diferent users.
How should I name the folder under their accounts?.. it is not critical the name? per example, www or public_html

Thank you very much everybody
Old 06-05-2003, 06:45 AM   #2
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you should try to look in the httpd.conf file and look for virtual directories... I think you should add /home/~username (f.e. /home/restless) to it.. I am not sure tho..

I just run 3 websites from the /var/www/htdocs/ directory and give the my user account owner permissions...

chown restless /var/www/htdocs/site1

I'm sure someone can help you more and can tell you it more specific.
Old 06-05-2003, 06:56 AM   #3
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By default anything put in /home/username/public_html should be available via http://servername/~username but you could also use either aliases to alias http://servername/someDir to /home/username/public_html or name based virtual hosts in which case you could have and on the same machine.

Another even lazier option is so long as you have your server configured to follow symlinks you could just symlink /home/username/public_html to /your/path/htdocs.

Which option sounds most suitable for you?



Last edited by jharris; 06-05-2003 at 06:57 AM.
Old 06-05-2003, 02:57 PM   #4
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Thank people!! Im gonna work in your advices.


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