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From Jamie Kahgee <>
Subject [users@httpd] document root
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:42:21 GMT
I have a simple server set up on my machine so I can work on multiple sites
- each folder basically represents a site.

my problem is, I now have a new site where I want its document root to be
different than what it currently is. ie: http://localhost/foo  should
actually point to http://localhost/foo/public

I was using Alias /foo /path/to/foo/public/ and this almost seemed to solve
my problems, but now when I include a resource like a style sheet or script
in this new site w/out a full url (/css/main.css), it doesn't reference the
resource in my site, but back to to my current document root - which I do
understand why this happens.

All my old sites use a full URL to any resources, but I don't think this new
one will have that so I need to see if I can make work w/out a full URL

I only have 1 site-enabled right now, which is the default when I set up my
server.  A cut down version looks like this
<VirtualHost *:80>
  DocumentRoot /var/www/server
  <Directory /var/www/server/>

  Alias /foo /var/www/server/foo/public/
  <Directory /var/www/server/foo/public>

I did try creating another virtual host file for my new site to see if that
would work, but it didn't - My assumption was - it was thinking it was in
the default site not my new one.

Does anyone see what I'm doing wrong or point me in the right direction?
Hopefully I fully explained my problem and used the right terminology.

Jamie K.

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