Setting Up Apache Virtual Host Support
Notes on setting up VritualHost support in CentOS 5.8 without using the buggy GUI. CentOS 5.8 is a little outdated at the time of this writing, but a lot of managed hosting still runs on it, so here we are.
Add Name Based VirtualHost Support
Open /et/httpd/conf/http.conf for editing as a Root level user.
Look for the comment line "Use name-based virtual hosting and update it as follows:
# # Use name-based virtual hosting. # NameVirtualHost *:80
Add support for multiple virtual host files
Add the following to the bottom of /etc/httpd/conf/http.conf to enable support for managing virtual hosts in multiple files stored in the directory /etc/httpd/conf/vhosts.
# # Store virtual host configurations in individual files with the extension .conf. # Include /etc/httpd/conf/vhosts/*.conf
Create a directory for the vhost.conf files
mkdir /etc/httpd/conf/vhosts chown root:root /etc/httpd/conf/vhosts
Create at least one virtual host
Create a at least one virtual host configuration. In this example I store all the sites in folders based on their domain name, like /var/www/vhosts/example.com. Web files are stored in the folder /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs and logs are stored locally in the directory /var/www/vhosts/example.com/logs because that's how Plesk does it and I often find myself mimicking Plesk servers. I prefix file names with digits to control which order they are loaded.
cd /etc/httpd/conf/vhosts vim 000.example.com.conf
# # A plausible virtual host definition by way of example # # Virtual host example.com
ServerName example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs ErrorLog /var/www/vhosts/example.com/logs/error_log TransferLog /var/www/vhosts/example.com/logs/access_log DirectoryIndex index.php Options ExecCGI FollowSymLinks Includes IncludesNOEXEC SymLinksIfOwnerMatch AllowOverride all
Add vhost files as needed.
Run configtest and reload
If configtest returns Syntax OK, it's probably safe to reload, but not always.
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