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From Igor Galić <i.ga...@brainsware.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] configuration file management
Date Sat, 30 Aug 2008 14:27:25 GMT

> Probing to see if people have a good way/tools which people use to manage
> their apache configuration file(s). we have roughly 50 virtual hosts which
> are divided into roughly four major applications with each application
> having some common configuration directives. While copy/paste works, it is
> easy to get lost in the text files (which virtual host am I in). does anyone

You should put common directives into a separate file and Include[1] them, 
to avoid repetition.

> have a useful utility (I know about webmin) or a way to arrange the files
> and/or "tricks" other things which greatly ease the management of the files
> & virtual hosts -- especially when some directives are common between
> virtual hosts.

Also you should set sane defaults in the Server Context[2].

Aside from those general advices, there's also things such as 
mod_vhost_alias[3][4] and mod_macro[5].

> Thank You

So long,

Igor

1. http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#include
2. http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/directive-dict.html#Context
3. http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_vhost_alias.html
4. http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/VirtualHostAlias
5. http://www.cri.ensmp.fr/~coelho/mod_macro/

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