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I have a customer who has a domain hosting on a plesk (8.2) server.

Now I want to configure different webroots for his domain alias.

The domain www.customer1-brandname.tld points at


That domain has an alias www.customer1-newbrandname.tld

which actually shows the same content. Now I want to configure plesk to use


as a webroot, If someone navigates his browser to www.customer1-newbrandname.tld which contains a new website, which is currently accessible by navigating to


The problem is that I can't just use a new physical hosting, because both sites share the same database, and the customer e-mail accounts are using both domains.

Is this possible?

Maybe with an entry in the vhost.conf file? Or with a Rewrite rule in apache itself.

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I don't think you can change DocRoot in apache config (will be overwritten by next change in Plesk). Rewrite rule can be a solution –  Sergey L Jun 19 '12 at 8:44
I can do it (and did it for the customer) in the vhost.conf DocumentRoot /srv/www/vhosts/customer.tld/httpdocs/typo3 but I can't configure this per domain, since both share one virtualhost entry. –  SchlaWiener Jun 20 '12 at 9:45
Maybe try to put the additional config file in /etc/httpd/conf.d (assuming it's an RHEL,CentOS or Fedora OS) with the needed vhost configuration, this one shouldn't be overwritten. –  Logic Wreck Jun 20 '12 at 11:51
If your customer was on a more recent Plesk server (8.2 is extremely old), this would be fairly simple - remove www.customer1-newbrandname.tld as an alias and add it as a additional domain redirecting to the desired URL or even having a hosting in httpdocs/newsite –  Sergey L Jun 25 '12 at 11:37

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