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Subject: [linux-help] Re: location od virtual doamin accounts directories
From: "Koji Hayakawa" <sylf@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 23:20:43 -0600
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Here is a sample section of httpd.conf that I may use.  The <VirtualHost>
section of the config can have just about any directives used in the rest of
the config file, including DocumentRoot and transfer log files, which are
shown here.

DocumentRoot /home/myaccount/www
ErrorLog /home/myaccount/logs/error_log
TransferLog /home/myaccount/logs/access_log

This type of setting is working very nicely with port-based virtual hosting
for me.

You way want to read over this section of manual again.  All of these topics
are discussed in here.


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> Hello Everyone,
> My name is Mike and I live in Des Moines, Iowa and I have been
> crash coursing
> into the realm of LINUX for the last couple of months. Which, I
> must say is
> highly interesting!
> The winds of fate have forced me into the position of needing to
> learn how to
> set up, administer and run a LINUX web server. Over the last
> couple of months
> I have gotten quite a few general and in-depth books on the LINUX 7.2
> version. I cap that off with constant Internet searches for more specific
> information on whatever step I am working on.
> The ultimate goal is to have a virtual web hosting service type machine.
> I should, at this point, lie out what I've done so far.
> The test machine is outside my network with its own IP. (I will
> only have one
> IP for this machine)
> 1.) Installed RedHat 7.2 (Hopefully with all the options I need
> for this test
> machine)
> 2.) Set Up two regular users accounts.
> 3.) Installed Webmin
> 4.) Purchased 2 domain names from a registrar that allows me to
> set IP and MX
> records
>       mydomain.comâ?¦.www.mydomain.comâ?¦.mail.mydomain.comâ?
> ¦.-->machine IP
>       mydomain.netâ?¦.www.mydomain.netâ?¦.mail.mydomain.netâ?
> ¦.-->machineIP
>       is the test computer name
> 5.) Configured Send Mail so I can send locally and set up pop3 accounts
> outside the machine. (This was a considerable hair puller for me!!)
> 6.) Configure and run Apache to run for the main domain name.
>       In the references I have there is an item by item
> explanation of the
> configure steps in httpd.conf (some I can grasp, some I will have
> to grasp
> later)
>    Currently this works and resolves to the Apache test page when
> access via
> the Internet and the links from that document works (Although, even after
> enabling CGI in the httpd.conf, a simple CGI will not execute from the
> default HTML directory) Maybe this is not important at this
> point, as I read
> it is safer not to serve any pages from this main directory, it
> seems a waste
> of a domain name though?
> 7.) Set up and configure the second domain name as a virtual account.
> My current stymie is I am not clear as to where to physically create the
> directories needed for the virtual account(s). The default
> install of LINUX
> partitioned a 15 gig hard drive to have about 10 gigs in the
> /var directory
> and about 3 gigs in the /home directory.
> I have in the httpd.conf
> Document Root â??/var/www/htmlâ??
> <Directory />
>     OptionsFollowSymLinks
>     AllowOverrideNone
> </Directory>
> <IfModule mod_userdir.c>
> UserDir public_html
> </IfModule>
> What I am accustomed to seeing when I enter a hosting space on commercial
> host servers is a path like  /home/username/public_html which is
> what I would
> like to have on my test machine but not necessary have to since
> it appears to
> me that the virtual domain users accounts have to be in the /var/www/html.
> So my question should the path to the virtual accounts
> be/var/www/html/home/username/public_html
> Or what is the correct path? Or the proper path?
> I want to thank anyone who can offer input in advance, as I feel
> that I am
> splashing feebly in a very large ocean and land is very far away.
> Best Regards,
>  Mike
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