external hard drive for storage.

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external hard drive for storage.

Postby alabamappop » 03. January 2017 14:28

Can I connect an external hard drive to my xampp server and have xampp draw files from it along with htdocs or is htdocs the only source. I set up some subdirectories and added some info in them but I have way too much data to be doing that. I was hoping I could just add my hard drive.
Thanks for any help.
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Re: external hard drive for storage.

Postby JJ_Tagy » 03. January 2017 21:16

Yes, you can set up aliases. Just remember that external drives are usually not available for Windows services and some conditions would force a different drive letter. Those are unique cases, though.
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Re: external hard drive for storage.

Postby Nobbie » 03. January 2017 23:30

Additionally to ALIAS, you also may create as many VirtualHosts as you like, each with his own DocumentRoot.
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Re: external hard drive for storage.

Postby alabamappop » 04. January 2017 21:14

Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a try.
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Re: external hard drive for storage.

Postby alabamappop » 15. January 2017 01:17

Thanks for the info on aliases and virtual hosts but I am not well versed in them .Where can I get instructions?
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Re: external hard drive for storage.

Postby Nobbie » 15. January 2017 11:45

alabamappop wrote:Where can I get instructions?


What about Google? "Apache Alias Documentation" and/or "Apache VirtualHost Tutorial" certainly returns tons of usefull links.
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