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I am looking for a special configuration for Apache (and eventually NGinx) to allow to map all but one host as a ServerAlias to a specific VHost configuration.

For example, my current setting is:

  ServerAlias *.dertermin.com 

Basically catching all subdomains of determin.com and routing them to the docroot. However, I want a specific hostname eg. prerelease.dertermin.com to point to another docroot. Yet creating a separate VHost entry does not work. Is there a way around this?

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Make sure your more specific prerelease rule is above the catchall rule as the Apache configuration is processed.

Apaches conf.d directory is processed in lexographic order.

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I have tried this as the very first thing ;-) unfortunately this does not help :( –  clops Feb 21 '12 at 15:26
    
@clops Should work.. what output do you get from apache2ctl -S? –  Shane Madden Feb 21 '12 at 16:33
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