Having folders outside of xampp directory?

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Having folders outside of xampp directory?

Postby hobano » 10. March 2008 03:07

I have my site "C:\xampp\htdocs\" folder.

I have a directory on my "D:" drive i want to have listed.

Do I have to put my contents from "D:" into my htdocs folder, or is there another way?

Thanks

sorry, just realized this was in the wrong forum :!:
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Postby Nobbie » 10. March 2008 12:41

No. You can use "Alias" Directive to access the directory in D:

Edit httpd.conf and insert the Alias:

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Alias /anyname D:/anyfolder/somewhere


You may replace "anyname" and so on by your own values. After reboot of Apache you can access the files in D:/anyfolder/somewhere by typing http://localhost/anyname in your browser.

Usually Apache may not access all folders on your PC, therefore it might be necessary to grant access to the new folder via <directory ...>:

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<Directory D:/anyfolder/somewhere>
Option Indexes
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>


Insert these lines directly under the Alias for better readability. If you leave them out and Apache does not have sufficient rights to access D:/anyfolder/somewhere, you will get an Error 403.
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Postby tjrush » 17. March 2008 09:02

May I ask, where within the httpd.conf file do you put the Alias directive?
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Postby Milligan » 17. March 2008 09:14

Last edited by Milligan on 17. July 2008 05:44, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby sari42 » 17. March 2008 16:36

your xampp has already some alias folders defined in

C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-xampp.conf

(for example phpmyadmin...)
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Postby tjrush » 18. March 2008 06:23

Thank you. I have it working.
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