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Setting up document root folders



2:04 am on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am looking to set up subfolders in my localhost as document roots.



can be accessed from a alias called 'subalias' via


How can this be done? If there is a lot involved, can someone point me to a tutorial on how to do this?


9:09 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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To simplify the question, I want to be able to set up a subfolder as a root directory.

So when I am including images through css, I can use


instead of


Any ideas?


11:51 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I assume you're using Apache? If so, then you need to set up the appropriate (usually name-based) VirtualHosts in httpd.conf, defining the appropriate document root for each:


I'm not a fan of placing subdomains or add-on domains as subdirectories of a primary host, as it can complicate management of any redirects and such as any rules for the primary domain risk cascading down to the subdomains. You would be better preparing separate document roots for each domain, maybe with common content defined via an Alias [httpd.apache.org]. On a Linux/Unix server, you can use a user directory for each domain instead.


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