How to setup virtualhost for multiple domain name on windows ? I will use it for my own test projects. I have 3 projects that I need to setup and at the moment I'm using xampplite for the portable apache.

  1. www.foo-bar.com --> direct to c:\xampplite\htdocs\foo-bar\
  2. www.abcdef.com --> directo to c:\xampplite\htdocs\abcdef\
  3. www.qwerty.com --> direct to c:\xampplite\htdocs\qwerty\web\

I also need to access on another project but it just like typing http://localhost/my-project/

how to write the vhost configuration for that ?

Accepted Answer

You need to do several steps in order to make this work.


1.) Update the hosts file. On Windows XP, you can find it under c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\. You should already see the first line from below, it takes care of your mentioned other project. - add the additional ones to make any requests to the mentioned virtual hosts routed back to your own machine.

127.0.0.1       localhost
127.0.0.1       foo-bar.com
127.0.0.1       abcdef.com
127.0.0.1       qwerty.com


2.) Update the vhosts file in Apache configuration. Under your XAMPP folder, add the following to apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf and if needed change the ports (i.e. if you use 8080 instead of port 80).

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot C:/xampplite/htdocs/foo-bar/
    ServerName www.foo-bar.com
</VirtualHost>
<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot C:/xampplite/htdocs/abcdef/
    ServerName www.abcdef.com
</VirtualHost>
<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot C:/xampplite/htdocs/qwerty/web/
    ServerName www.qwerty.com
</VirtualHost>


3.) Do a quick configuration check. Open {XAMPP-folder}\apache\conf\httpd.conf your file and make sure that the following part is not commented out by a preceeding # character:

Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf


4.) Restart XAMPP.


... and you should be all setup now. Your other project should be accessible at the URI you mentioned if you just put it under C:/xampplite/htdocs/my-project/.

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