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From David Pratt <>
Subject [users@httpd] Server configuration stategy
Date Tue, 22 Mar 2005 18:12:20 GMT
Hi.  This is my first post on this list.  I am hoping I am posting in 
the right place.

I have just obtained a second server.  Each uses an apache proxy to 
serve zope but I will also be serving other information directly out of 
the apache roots.  I am wanting to reconfigure them for some 
standardized sites I wish to serve but need advice on best way to 
achieve what I want to do.  For illustration, I will use four dummy 
domain names:,, and  and use and as 
my server names.

The two main domains, and are currently 
served from using a fairly basic configuration. I 
have an ssl certificate for and am just in the process of 
acquiring a chained ssl so I will be able to have ssl on all the 
subdomains of mydomain I plan to use in future.

I want to be the master server and to be the slave.  I want to duplicate the slaves 
as I expand my business later on by pretty much cloning the 
configuration of artemis later on.

Ok, here is my trouble.  I want my existing sever apollo AND the new 
server artemis to serve subdomains of mydomain like:,,, 
etc. since I want to use a chained ssl certificate to manage the 
authenticity and encrypt data. I want to serve 20 sites per server.

I also want my second major domain, mydomain2 to serve files out of the 
apache root for each server (apollo AND artemis).  I use FreeBSD so my 
web root is at /usr/local/www.  I am setting up a folder called sites 
in each web root and I want the to be able to serve 
information from folders in /usr/local/www/sites from apollo and the 
folder in /usr/local/www/sites from artemis.

So I have two issues that I have not encountered.  Serving same domain 
over more that one server and what I have to do for this and secondly 
how to serve a domain out of the apache root of more than one server. 
Can someone provide some advice on doing this.  At this point, I am not 
very familiar with apache rewrite rules but my main goal is to 
determine whether what I am trying to do is viable and if so, advice on 
what I ought to be doing to proceed with this.

Many thanks.

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