Sunday, May 04, 2014

Setting up virtual host in local server in XAMPP for simultaneous projects

virtual hosting is method of hosting on a single server with different domain name [your website address].It is also popularly known for shared hostings in web hosting industry.Mean while they handle too many techniques to handle request and on single server or set of connected ones,sharing mean here memory storage,processor cycles and many factors here are shared by many users those who host websites.i don't like shared web hosting but it is cheap and free to use for demos/test sites on original servers.i always recommend you for separate cloud/dedicated server or paid hosting server can be reliable for apps and business based websites which makes money! ;)

so i would like to explain setting virtual host on XAMPP locally on windows platform.

1) you have installed XAMPP server on your machine. or just download from official site and run the msi file.
2) first let us go through httpd-vhost.conf file entries

    go to C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra

3) we need to add some entries in httpd-vhost.conf file .better open it notepad or your favorite editor

add the follow codings at bottom of your file.(back your file and work)

NameVirtualHost *:80
<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs"
ServerName localhost

and in the same file add code to customize your virtual host

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/router/*within this you can point valid directory */
<Directory "c:/xampp/htdocs/router"> /* within this you can point valid directory */
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

please remove comments from above coding.
save it and go to host file in windows C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts
now open the notepad with Administrative rights to change the host add the entry in it,add as last file entry.   

and save the file!!
4) restart your web server httpd service in your laptop/pc. you must get like this below here.
check out my url and it is my index.php

5) thats fine now you can access it from new url with your local websever given in host files.

though it is common tutorial is valuable because when we work on different project this come handy and i was very sad to use same directory when i didnt approach this technique.share is bugs as comments.dont play with host files better work with back up!.


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Bergin Azhagesan said...

Awesome tutorial da..

s.shivasurya said...

hope u liked this tutorial!

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