Saturday, November 30, 2013

Creating Wildcard Sub Domain Using Apache VirtualHost for php

You can't make dynamic subdomains with .htacces
You will need to configure the apache virtual host to accept requests for multiple domains
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName www.example.com
    ServerAlias example.com *.example.com
    DocumentRoot /www/domain
</VirtualHost>
Adding the wildcard subdomain *.example.com, your PHP application will receive
all requests for any
domain below example.com, ie garbage.example.combusted.example.com,
llama.example.com, etc.
At this point, your application will have to determine the validity of the subdomain and
display the appropriate error for unknown subs.
From there, parse the domain for mike.


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Wildcard sub-domains are definitely possible using Apache virtual hosts.
I had basically the same requirements and managed to get it working with Apache's mod_vhost_alias.somodule. Try this in your http-vhosts.conf file:
DocumentRoot "/home/admin1/public_html/userweb/" 
<Directory "/home/admin1/public_html/userweb/"> 
    Options None 
    AllowOverride None 
    Order allow,deny 
    Allow from all 
</Directory>

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /home/admin1/public_html/
    ServerName www.example.com
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80> 
    VirtualDocumentRoot /home/admin1/public_html/userweb/%1.example.com/ 
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /home/admin1/public_html/
    ServerName example.com
</VirtualHost>
Note that I haven't tested this, but it's pretty close to the solution that worked for me.

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