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Old 05-12-2006, 10:17 PM   #1
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the little problem with my apache


I have a little problem with my apache

I installed apache 2.2.2 then installed PHP 5.1.4.

My problem is:

I have defined 2 Virtual Host like this:

<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/cv
ErrorLog logs/
CustomLog logs/ common

<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/mydomain
ErrorLog logs/
CustomLog logs/ common

I also defined my Document Root to be:

DocumentRoot "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs"

I put an "index.html" page in the above path.

My problem is: when I type my Server's IP address in the browser it shows the site listed in the first <VirtualHost> tag which is "" in this case. it does not show my index file located in "usr/local/apache2/htdocs/index.html".

but when I commented the 2 <VirtualHost> , it showed my "usr/local/apache2/htdocs/index.html" successfully!!

any ideas why this happen? why doesn't it show my "usr/local/apache2/htdocs/index.html" when I type my IP address? and why I have to comment the 2 <VirtualHost> to make this happen?

Old 05-13-2006, 12:06 AM   #2
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I'm not sure exactly why this is, but when you access an Apache server configured for named based virtual hosting by IP address, it goes to the first virtual host. In any case, the solution is simple -- add a "default" vertual host above your two already defined virtual hosts and set /usr/local/apache2/htdocs as its DocumentRoot. The ServerName would be whatever the hostname of your machine is set to.
Old 05-15-2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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Thank you so much

It worked


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