Virtual Hosts & Subdomains

Paul Macdonald paul at
Fri Mar 16 18:40:03 UTC 2012

On 16/03/2012 18:19, David Hughes wrote:
> Hi all,
> Forgive me if this is slightly off-topic, but I wonder if I could 
> trouble you for some advice about setting up website subdomains with 
> Apache. I currently have a website up and running on a jailed VPS; 
> I've been trying to set up subdomains so that one might navigate to a 
> certain area of the site by using a URL of the form 
> rather than
> I've tried reading the official Apache documentation and a number of 
> tutorials that I've found online, but nothing I've tried has worked so 
> far. Do Virtual Hosts behave differently if they're within a jail? Or 
> do I need some sort of DNS registration for subdomains? I've been 
> trying to figure it out by myself, with little success so far - I'm 
> quite new to this.

If you post a sample virtualhost config people can comment and point out 
suggestions..   (there's a couple of ways to do it.)

yes, you need subdomains to have DNS entries ( or hosts file entries at 
the least).

Jails will be irrelevant, other than ensuring that the IP for the 
virtual host, and the jailed apache is correct/reachable.


> Thanks for your help,
> David
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