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From Beraru Liviu <liviub...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how to set up virtual hosts
Date Fri, 02 Feb 2007 21:36:28 GMT
"configure DNS to map the desired hostname to the IP address for your
server"
   
  Thanks, but how do I do this?
  

Joshua Slive <joshua@slive.ca> wrote:
  On 2/1/07, Beraru Liviu 
wrote:
> Hy!
> I am new in Apache and I used it until now only for testing PHP and MySQL.
> I have now to host some web sites but I don't know how.
> I searched for tutorials on the web, in the apache mailing lists, in the
> Apache documentation and also in the FAQ but I couldn't find an answer to a
> few questions.
> I mention that I haven't done any experiments in order to "lunch" my
> websites because I don't want to ruin the computers I use...
>
> How do I find a A to Z websiteshosting tutorial?
>
> I know that I have to change the vhosts.conf file, but... more than this ...
> I know nothing.
>
> How exactly to I get my websites on the net?
>
> Just create folders and declare them in the vhosts file?
>
> What's the importance of the .com, .de, .net, .it, .ro and so on
> terminations?
> Should I just create a folder named www.website.com and that's it?

The apache virtual host documentation is a good place to start:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/vhosts/name-based.html

But it sounds like you might need something a little more basic. In
particular, before you even start configuring apache, you need to
configure DNS to map the desired hostname to the IP address for your
server. This is out of scope for this list in general, especially
since it is impossible to tell exactly what point you are starting
from. Your ISP would probably be a good source of help for this
question, or maybe something like:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/dns.htm

Once you get the DNS mapped correctly, you need to configure apache.
If you find the apache docs too dense, a quick google will turn up
dozens of tutorials:
http://www.google.com/search?q=virtual+hosts+apache
Just be sure to check what they say against the official docs, since
the quality of the tutorials can vary widely.

Joshua.

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