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How to set catch-all style subdomain on Apache/Win

catch-all style on localhost



3:59 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just wondering / looking for how to setup a catch-all style for my localhost based on Windows/Apache.
I’ve set up Virtual Host (httpd.conf & windows hosts file) successfully. So I have a “sample.com” that points to sample folder (“rootdir\sample\”).
Now how can catch all of the requests like “*.sample.com” and point them to “rootdir\sample\index.php” to have something dynamic?
I guess I need something like the following in my windows “hosts” file (But * sign doesn’t work): *.something.com

Is there something necessary to my httpd.conf (ServerAlias? How?)? or both of hosts file and conf file?

Any idea will appreciate…


10:31 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It sounds like this current thread [webmasterworld.com] may help you get started.



8:53 am on Sep 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Dear Jim,
You're right. Thanks to “Server Alias” Apache has no problem but as you know on localhost (win os), "hosts" file should be set to translate entered domain names, so how should that be? I mean witch character can act like * sign? I tried "*" and even "x" chars like below but neither of them helped! localhost #It's working test.com #It's working too *.test.com # * does not mean "anything" x.test.com # x does not mean "anything" too

Any idea? Maybe a dns server is required?

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