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Old 01-30-2006, 08:43 AM   #1
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Virtual VirtualHosts in apache with mod_rewrite - help!

Hello All,

Having read numerous threads and tutorials round t'interweb, I'm still as confused as I was before I started! Let me explain my situation:

We have a webserver used to host all of our "websites in development" in the office. At present, each site is in its own folder within the document root. I.e. "/www/htdocs/projectname", so their URLs are:

What I'd like to do is set up each site in development with its own subdomain, which then transparently redirects to the relevant folder, i.e. to

Obviously, this could be achieved with a virtual host per project, but surely this can be achieved with mod_rewrite? My DNS is set up correctly (wildcard A record), but all the examples I've tried have either broken, or simply redircted all subdomains to the document root.

So, does anybody have a solution?

Old 01-30-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^([^.])+\.example\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /%1/$1 [L]
That's the most promising attempt so far, but I'm getting "mod_rewrite: maximum number of internal redirects reached. Assuming configuration error. Use 'RewriteOptions MaxRedirects' to increase the limit if neccessary" thrown back at me!

Any ideas?|


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