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Apache Phrasebook by Jesus Blanco, Daniel Lopez

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Chapter 5. Virtual Hosting

This chapter explains how to host multiple websites with a single instance of the Apache server, using both IP-address–based and name-based virtual hosting. It also covers other topics related to providing hosting for multiple users, such as home directories and per-directory configuration files.

What Is Virtual Hosting?

Virtual hosting is a feature provided by most modern web servers that allows you to serve multiple websites, each one identified by one or more domains, using a single instance of a server. This provides for a centralized administration and an efficient use of system resources. Many commercial web hosting providers are able to provide service to hundreds of customers using a single server instance instead ...

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