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Old 03-12-2003, 11:25 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2002
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Distribution: Mandrake 9.0/FreeBSD 5.0 (Dual)
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Unhappy Odd Apache VHost Problem

Hey guys! I have a Mandrake 9.0 server with Apache 1.3.27 and PHP 4.3.1 running on it. For quite sometime, I have used a virtualhost configuration that has not needed modification. A few days ago, however, whenever I went to visit my main site (, all I got was a blank page. I have tried everything that I can think of - from changing the permissions/group/ownership to modifying the Apache & PHP config files and more without luck. I hoping that someone here can give me a few more suggestions. Oddly enough, my personal site ( is still up and running perfectly! Also, when I try viewing the main site using Konqueror I get a strange error message saying "The protocal has suddenly died unexpectedly". The browser that I normally try to view it with, though, is my favorite Mozilla.

Thank you guys in advance! If you need anything else, just ask....

P.S. - If you can not view either one of my sites, it is because I am not keeping this server up 24-7 just yet. I will be soon, though - hopefully.

Last edited by LinuxDude; 03-12-2003 at 11:26 PM.
Old 03-13-2003, 01:56 PM   #2
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start off by placing an index.html file with a test message in the document root for that virtual host.. See if that comes up.

Then try different doc types -- see if that is any type of issue. This helps me determine whether or not a site is even getting to the correct directory.

You may also want to have a console window open with the following:
assuming /var/log/httpd/error_log is your error log (replace as necessary)

tail -f /var/log/httpd/error_log

See if any help shows up there when you try to access the site.
Then try the same with "access_log"
Note: these are default httpd logs in MDK.
Old 03-13-2003, 10:27 PM   #3
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Thank you for replying, but I found the solution.


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