View Full Version : [ubuntu] Apache Virtual Server Configuration with internal router

November 20th, 2008, 09:29 AM
Hi Guys,

I have two problems at the moment with the way that my web server/network is configured.

Currently i have a Wifi router that is configured to display it configuration page through its internal web server on port 80. This is great until I try to view my website in my network and I get the login page for my router. This happens when i use the external public ip address.

Hold on you say use the internal address I can do that but have two websites on the same machine and can only access the one website when i am using the internal IP address the other website is the second. How can i configure apache / my network to allow me to see both website when connecting inside my network?

One solution i have found to work is using an external proxy server to route my traffic out and then back into my network again but i can not find a reliable one, if anyone knows of any I would appreciate that as it is a easy solution.
Secondly I have two address configured in apache as virtyal hosts the first is http://mywebsite.com which works as http://www.mywebsite.com and a second http://website2.info when i use the www. infront it directs me to the correct website but if i miss the www off the front of website 2 so like http://website2.info it direct me to http://mywebsite.com I am sure it is a configuration on apache but not sure how to modify it.

Thanks in advance


November 20th, 2008, 11:37 AM
The logical solution to me would be to see if your router can listen on a port other than 80 - can it?

For your second query you need to ensure that Apache knows all the variations of names that each virtual host is to respond to. You presumably already have a ServerName directive for each site (set to www.<domain>) and so you now need to add a ServerAlias directive set to just <domain>.


November 20th, 2008, 12:10 PM
Thanks Mathew,

I will try the new server directive. The router can not be set to another port. Nice 1 Netgear.


November 20th, 2008, 12:22 PM
If you can't run your server on port 80, run it on port 81 for (www.)mywebsite.com and 82 for (www.)website2.info and use a proxy outside of your network (I can do this, PM me) to forward the traffic to your server.

November 20th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Ah a solution in an update, how novel.

In trying out an update to my router i have managed to fix the problem. Moving up from version 2.xx to version 3.xx of the firmware the router now knows i am not trying to access the administration page and passes the request onto the web server and now i can see both pages when requesting them.

For completeness the router is the Netgear DG834G v2.

Thank you for the offer to use your proxy that was very nice.

This problem is now solved.