I am running into some problems with my virtual hosts set up on my local machine. I am running Windows 7 and Apache 2.2 on the machine.
This is my hosts file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts :
# For example:
# 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
This is my httpd-vhosts.conf file:
# Virtual Hosts
# If you want to maintain multiple domains/hostnames on your
# machine you can setup VirtualHost containers for them. Most configurations
# use only name-based virtual hosts so the server doesn't need to worry about
# IP addresses. This is indicated by the asterisks in the directives below.
# Please see the documentation at
# for further details before you try to setup virtual hosts.
# You may use the command line option '-S' to verify your virtual host
# Use name-based virtual hosting.
# VirtualHost example:
# Almost any Apache directive may go into a VirtualHost container.
# The first VirtualHost section is used for all requests that do not
# match a ServerName or ServerAlias in any <VirtualHost> block.
DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/docs/dummy-host.localhost"
CustomLog "logs/dummy-host.localhost-access.log" common
DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/docs/dummy-host2.localhost"
CustomLog "logs/dummy-host2.localhost-access.log" common
The issue that testsite and localhost have become the same thing. I can goto http://testsite/test to access the same thing as http://localhost/test
Where did you install WAMP?
I've always advised NOT installing (individual WAMP apps) in a Win7-protected directory as you MUST save files there as the Administrator - not worth the effort.
What about the httpd.conf file? Were you successful in removing the comment to enable including the httpd-vhosts.conf?
I didn't see a syntax problem with your code and must assume that Apache is loading so that's verification.
I am not using a pre-packaged WAMP version like wampserver, rather using stand alone installs of Apache, MySQL and PHP and my Windows & machine.
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2
Hopefully that makes sense.
Thanks for your help David.
Program Files is the problem because you have to make all your edits of the files there as Administrator. I learned that the hard way and have yet to look back after installing everything (except MySQL) on the W: drive (partition - far, far away from any WinDoze-protected file.
If you don't believe me, take a look at the httpd.conf and httpd-vhosts.conf and see if they have the edits you made. Have a look at the files located within the htdocs directory, too.
It's nice that M$ is finally taking security seriously but they make it a real PITA the way they've implemented it.
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