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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject RE: NameVirtualHost
Date Sat, 25 Oct 1997 23:27:29 GMT

On Sat, 25 Oct 1997, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:

> Seems silly since is not a virtual host in this case.
> It's the real host.  Thought we had bashed this one to death, but I guess
> not.  Still lots of confusion.

Pretend there's no such thing as "the real host"... there isn't in the
code.  There's just a _default_ host, and you can explicitly override it
if you want.

> If I have a main server and 3 virtual name hosts.  ie. 1 IP and 4 domain
> names.  The config should be:
> NameVirtualHost IP:80

Could also be "NameVirtualHost www.main"

> <VirtualHost www.main>
> ServerName www.main
> </VirtualHost>
> <VirtualHost www.virt1>
> ServerName www.virt1
> .
> .
> .
> </VirtualHost>
> ..followed by the other 2 virtual hosts?


> And there is no ServerName or anything else needed before the first
> virtual host - ie. in the main block?

It inherits from the "global server" ... which is a configuration

> I think when we document this we need to document it with some examples.

I'm now working on this.  I'm going to blow away all the old docs in the


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