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Apache Virtual Hosts – Introduction and What is it?

Question asked by PraveenKumar Purushothaman in #Coffee Room on Jun 7, 2011
PraveenKumar Purushothaman
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During my first ever Web Development using Personal Web Server, I used to think of how to host different websites on my single Windows 98 SE system. I used to wonder, if only I get a new system, I can run virtual machines and host different sites. Friends, this is not a technical document, so don’t expect any installation instructions or guide here.

This is my own experience. Do comment and read more @ Apache Virtual Hosts – Introduction and What is it? Posted in: #Coffee Room
durga ch
durga ch · Jun 7, 2011
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Yo! are you talking about Virtual MAchines??? Like those of VM Ware? I cant read your blog post 😛, blogs are not permited in office itranet. May be you cna post a jest from your blog here , for people like us ..
By the way- have you worked on VMware?
PraveenKumar Purushothaman
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@Durga, lemme give the whole thing what I wrote on the blog here. First thing is, yeah, I have worked on Virtual Machines in VMWare, VirtualPC, and VirtualBox. 😁 Hey, how come mine is blocked? Coz, its a new domain and there's no way it can be blocked by your firewall, if it has access to other sites! 😀

What happened was, I wanted to host many sites in my machine. But since localhost is a single IP machine, I was not able to host multiple sites. So, I wanted to replicate my servers. 😐 So I upgraded my system and used VMWare and similar Virtual Machines and set up many servers. 😀 When I started all of them at the same time, my system went down.

Being a simple IIS only Windows guy, I wanted to move on. I made all the ASP dependent stuff in IIS Server and hosted the other applications in Apache server in port 8080. 😀 Now the problem is, my demands are still more. Need more than one database server and I cannot configure instances. So I used Virtual Machines and hosted many servers.

Then came the time of Portable Servers, which made me to work simultaneously with more than one 10 servers running at the same time with the same performance. Finally I had something fishy running over my mind. What is Shared Hosting... Actually the title of the blog post should have been Shared hosting Explained... I came to know about Virtual Hosts, which are name based virtual hosting. The post is about that...

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