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single IP & multiple registered domains in APACHE

2:37 pm on May 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Given two or more registered domain names pointing to a single static IP, what is the best way to direct the incomming requests to the individual directories?
Clearly there is no need for Virtual sub domains - but what is the direct way to set this up?

Thanks for any suggestions.


4:40 pm on May 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld cwhoward1 :) My preferred method is to create a new user for each site and place each site within it's own user's home directory. For example the paths would be:



Then set up Name-based Virtual Hosts [httpd.apache.org] for each site. Each user gets its own ssh/FTP access and individual password. (I assume you are setting things up on a Linux/FreeBSD or other Unix server.)

What I hate the most is nested sites, ie. placing document roots for supplementary sites within the document root of the primary site.