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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] DocumentRoot for Name-based Virtual Host
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2005 17:23:05 GMT
On 9/14/05, matt-nc <> wrote:
> I've created a name-based virtual host in Apache 2.0.54 and am trying to
> get it to serve docs out of a directory under /home instead of the default
> directory for localhost: /var/www/html.
> I put the following in httpd.conf:
> NameVirtualHost *:80
> <VirtualHost *:80>
>         DocumentRoot /home/amos/local-web/php
>         ServerName php-web
> </VirtualHost>
> then I added the following to the hosts file:
>       php-web
> I created a file, welcome.php and put it in /home/amos/local-web/php but
> when I put http://php-web/welcome.php into the browser I get an Access
> forbidden! Error 403.

And what does the error_log say?

> And now when I put localhost or or localhost/phpinfo.php into the
> browser they no longer work either.  I get the Access forbidden! Error 403
> message.
> Can someone tell me how to get this set up correctly?  I would like to have
> some different name-based virtual hosts that will serve documents out of
> different directories under /home/amos/...

First, it looks like you haven't read the big box labled "Main host
goes away" on this page:

Second, you have some permissions problem.  If you are using Fedora,
then you can't do what you want without turning off or modifying the
SELinux configuration.


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