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March 15th, 2010, 08:42 PM
I have a website up and running usuing ubuntu 9.1 can anyone tell me how to host more than one site on it, i know you use the virtual host of apache but how? thanks in advance guys

March 15th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Hi Bluedrakonis,
Yes, it is quite easy to do so. You will have to create set up a virtual host.
You can read my how to about LAMP: http://www.freelydifferent.com/self-hosting/lamp-for-linux-apache-mysql-php/
(And let me know if you have any problem, hence, I will improve it thanks to you)

Anyway, in short, you have to redirect your subdomain to your IP, then, create a folder in /var/www by example, then add your subdomain in your /etc/hosts
And in /etc/apache2/sites-available, create (or modify) a virtual host.

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin spam_me@freelydifferent.com ## your real address
ServerName freelydifferent.com ## what you have added in your /etc/hosts
ServerAlias www.freelydifferent.com ## From your domain redirection

DocumentRoot /var/www/freelydifferent ## The folder you have just created
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
<Directory /var/www/freelydifferent> ## The folder you have just created
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews

March 16th, 2010, 04:46 AM
dudumomo, that's a real nice tutorial. I've been working on one myself, but then I took a detour and went to file permissions, IP addressing, and shell commands. One of these decades I might actually get around to writing about the fun stuff!

March 16th, 2010, 07:12 AM
Thank you !
Nice to hear that !

March 16th, 2010, 10:34 PM
Here (https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/serverguide/C/httpd.html) is another help page to check.

March 17th, 2010, 01:00 AM
thanks guys, i think that has it up and going