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Subject [users@httpd] RE: [SPAM] - [users@httpd] vs. - Email found in subject
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2007 15:16:47 GMT
Unless you are using the load balancer ( hardware or software ) or a
load balancing scheme it shouldn't matter.  


From: Mark Drummond [] 
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 11:09 AM
Subject: [SPAM] - [users@httpd] vs. - Email found in subject


Hi all,

I have Apache sitting in front of some WebSphere app servers. So far, we
have always used virtual hosts in Apache to give each application it's
own FQDN. So we have , etc. This is leading to
a (small) proliferation of FQDNs, and now I am wondering if it is better
to have a single FQDN and use URIs to separate the applications. In
other words, going to, So now I am
trying to figure out the pros and cons, and looking for some input on
how others are doing this.

The way I see it, separate FQDNs for every application require more
administration. Because we are doing SSL everywhere I have to use IP
based virtual hosts so I'm creating new interfaces and allocating new IP
addresses for every new application. And then every app requires it's
own certificate. On the other hand, the increased separation between
applications (separate virtual hosts) looks good on paper, and does give
me configuration flexibility, separate log files etc. 

Moving to <>  means I only ever
need one certificate. Adding a new app is as easy as creating a new
directory under htdocs. I end up with just one log file, but that is OK
since awstats can filter for us. 

Any input is appreciated.


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Rube: Because you're doing what you're doing. When it's time for you to
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