Document root outside htdocs (apache vhosts)

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Document root outside htdocs (apache vhosts)

Postby appyape » 14. September 2014 22:51

Hello

I have installed Xampp and edited httpd-vhosts.conf file to make changes for virtual hosts. I put this entry in the file ...

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<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin myname@mymail.com
    DocumentRoot "C:/xampp1.8.2/htdocs"
    ServerName localhost
</VirtualHost>


and then I could access http://localhost homepage without any issues.

Now I moved the projects directory outside Xampp folder and specified virtual host as shown below ...

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<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin myname@mymail.com
    DocumentRoot "C:/myprojects/project1php5.3"
    ServerName local.myproject1
</VirtualHost>


when I go to local.myproject1 url, I get access forbidden error (error 403) ... Am I doing it wrong way?

What i am trying to achieve here is to keep all the projects in a common directory outside Xampp folder ( I am using different Xampp version for different php versions depending upon which project I am working on) ...it looks something like this ...
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C:/xampp1.8.2
C:/xampp1.7.7
C:/myprojects
C:/myprojects/project1php5.3
C:/myprojects/project2php5.4

Just to make it clear, please note, I use one version of xampp at a time and both versions work fine individually. Can you please advise what changes do I need to make in httpd-vhosts.conf in both versions of xampp to be able to access my projects?

thanks
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Re: Document root outside htdocs (apache vhosts)

Postby Altrea » 15. September 2014 06:30

Hi appyape,

You need to define Access rules for folders outside of htdocs, like so:
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<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin myname@mymail.com
    DocumentRoot "C:/myprojects/project1php5.3"
    ServerName local.myproject1
    <Directory "C:/myprojects/project1php5.3">
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
    </Directory>
</VirtualHost>


The reason you don't need to do this for folders inside htdocs is that there is already a default rule defined for htdocs which gets inherited.

best wishes,
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Re: Document root outside htdocs (apache vhosts)

Postby appyape » 15. September 2014 08:59

Excellent!! All working fine now. You are a star!! :)
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