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Old 07-06-2019, 06:51 PM   #1
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Centos (or any distribution) Apache 2 name based virtual web server

This year I built a new Linux system and have been trying to get a name based Apache server running and cannot seem to get it to work correctly.

I am running a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 R2 motherboard in this new system. I have tried Centos 7.6.1810 (3/28/19), Ubuntu 18, and SUSE Leap 15 and I have various issues where things seem to work but the new network configuration method, firewallD, and a few other things make the new server difficult to install, configure, and operate. Even the click and stand back and watch it install version seems to have issues with the network or firewall, then later configuring Apache. I have been with Linux off and on since Slackware was 0.70 version and am at a loss as to what to do to get things running.

I have always used ASUS motherboards and I wonder if the instability has something to do with this new motherboard. Is there someone out here that has a version of Linux installed that I can still download along with configuration files that work for a name based virtual Apache 2 web server? I need to install something that works on another system to determine what the heck in going on here.

I am currently running a PBX, a single web server, and a print server on an older machine that I built in 2008 on SUSE 12.1.

I am at my wits end here. Does anyone know if there is a Linux incompatibility with the GA-78-LMT?
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your problem - as far as "we" know (from what you've shown us so far), could be your apache config files. Apache2 can be a little beastie to config.

I don't think your instability is due to apache (thought apache2 was famous for memory leaks).

I think your wide stability issue you mentioned is due to "hackers". there's something called "the linux wars", china hackers, people are paid to make (parts of) linux miserable so you have to get an ARM based android or PC or apple. and there's not a judge in the world who isn't politically pressed to allow the shinnanigans to continue - or rather who has time for a "technical internet complaint"

if you want stability to be your last problem - your really looking at a commercial hosting system (or service, where you upload your website), or Apple or Microsoft - in other words - giving in to the same people who coded the same issues your having.

back to CONFIGURATION: you can't get out of that "job" - apache2 is not like apache1 - i had to spend hours getting that to work (allot of differences that make a difference to learn about and configure differently)

for me IPV6 is the "issue". it's not secure unless you (spend years studying and configuring it, or have access to a whole IT team). the minute you get set in your shoes they'll destroy IPV6 like they did IPV4 - or it will be irrelevant (maybe they will stop using it over wifi). spending time building personal infrastructure on linux doesn't make sense unless your getting paid.

here's a question: lots of people got it working. why not get a virtualbox image of that and run it see if it works?

if i ever get back to this post i could post my configuration advice. but your question is wide enough i think your not asking for that at the moment.

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 R2 motherboard, asian board? pretty spiffy specs too. I suspect if your drivers work (and that you can easily test without apache), then you'll know. so why mention apache? it doesn't have an INTEL motherboard chipset and i don't know what the kernel support is for that AMD bus.

fat lot of good having "dual bios" is doing you if you can't get one system running a simple web server right? features are useless if they aren't leveraged and fully utilized.

i don't think asia is going to ever ever update linux to support all those features and if they even work under win10 is something that should be left for BENCHMARKS to show out.

1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.

(they threw a bunch of chips on, but refuse to support how they connected them)

2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

(that's a lie. they have your money there is no way they are doing more)

(specifications are subject to change without notice)

people are lawless these days get away with anything. back in the 90's asian tech got a reputation for selling hardware that never worked after Windows upgrade and refused to provide new drivers. there is no Judge who cares - they are all politically linked.

if you want driver support you need to GET IT ALL UPFRONT (you verify w/in 30 days drivers all work or return it - that's unfortunately the case in USA). there is no such thing since (well, lately or ever) of most hardware makers ever posting new promised drivers after they sold you the unit. they got your money. even Intel, these days, doesn't post drivers so their 32bit "pro line" hardware will work on Windows10 (and intel has a darn good record of driver support)

i have no idea if your having driver issues though. but i know apache2 isn't the way you can determine that.

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Originally Posted by LawsonRL View Post
This year I built a new Linux system and have been trying to get a name based Apache server running and cannot seem to get it to work correctly.

I am at my wits end here. Does anyone know if there is a Linux incompatibility with the GA-78-LMT?
What do you mean by "name based" -- Apache 2.4 will report a directive like
as deprecated.
That syntax just doesn't work anymore.

I went to and found this page, which should help. Please let us know if it does.

If it doesn't, post your VirtualHost entry(s), please.

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