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Old 06-15-2003, 10:47 PM   #1
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Exclamation Apache rewrite question

I would like to redirect any url which doesn't have to

For example: -->
but, -->

I hope that make sense, and i hope there are apache guru's out there who can help me. I need this solution for multiple domains so not specific solution.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-16-2003, 08:35 AM   #2
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Are you trying to host several different sites on the same sever without multiple I.Ps? Is so you must create virtual hosts for each site and then add the I.P address and host name to your etc/hosts file. A virtual host looks like this (add these to your httpd.conf file, change the domain names to your sites names, change the document root to the directories you wish:

<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot /www/domain

<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot /www/otherdomain

After you have done that, add these names to your hosts file, and give them the same I.P. adress. For instance if the name is and the i.p adress is, your hosts file would look like this

Apache will route to the proper site depending on the URL, you can host several different sites on the same box with the same I.P address. kind of like Host Headers in IIS.

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Old 06-16-2003, 08:58 AM   #3
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Check out the URL Rewriting Guide on the Apache website. It's in the docs section for the 1.X branch.
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Thanks for responses.

I am using mass virtual hosting format. and i tried reading the url rewriting guide but its beyond my skillset unfortunately.


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