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Old 06-19-2007, 08:44 PM   #1
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setting up domain thru virtualhost on apache

I want to set up new domain names using VirtualHost. I need to add new domains to my IP (which already has multiple domains set up by previous system-admin guy). He has separate config files for each of the current domain names, so I know I need to set up one of these for each new domain name and put the VirtualHost directives in here as below.

DocumentRoot /usr/local/apache/
ServerAlias *

ErrorLog /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log
CustomLog /usr/local/apache/logs/access_log common


The previous sys admin said I need to create the error logs and do a bunch of other things in order to not bring down the whole server, but I can not find documentation on the web to support this. Any ideas how I should proceed???

Thanks for any help you can give me!!!
Old 06-20-2007, 07:31 AM   #2
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You're on the right track. The way that I do this is to set up the needed files within the "owners" home directory. That way, when they need to change the web pages, they can log in via secure ftp or however you want them to. You'll just have to make sure that they and apache have access to the directories (read/write permission, etc). As far as the log files, just make sure that the folders exist in the path that you configure in httpd.conf. You don't have to put anything in them just create them and apache will do the rest. Give it a try and then repost if you have problems.

P.S. - you will have to do the creation/configuration with enough authority (i.e., root) or you won't be able to change the file permissions etc.
Old 06-20-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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Thanks ScooterB...I'll let you if I come across any problems.


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