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I'm setting up a server and trying to configure the Apache. It only needs to work as a frontend to Tomcat.

To do that I added some instructions to the VirtualHost directive, using mod_proxy:

<VirtualHost *>
  ServerName myserver.domain.com
  ProxyRequests Off
  ProxyPass / http://myserver.domain.com:8080/
  ProxyPassReverse / http://myserver.domain.com:8080/    

It works fine, and if the need comes, I´ll use mod_jk.

But, how do I do it the right way using easyapache, and stop it to always rewrite my changes.

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It sounds silly to ask, but have you opened a ticket with cPanel support? They're normally quite good. –  Jon Cram Jul 17 '09 at 7:11
No questions are silly (and I hope mine neither) =) Didn't tried it yet. I´m used to mess the system using ssh and vi, but new to this nice UI WHM thing. I will try it, thanks. –  Seiti Jul 17 '09 at 14:58

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You should really only use the distiller or templates if you're making changes to the server-wide configurations.

If you're making changes to individual virtual hosts, you should use their (slightly convoluted) includes system:


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Looks like "how to make a hard task easier and friendly, making it harder and cumbersome"... =( –  Seiti Aug 11 '09 at 23:18
docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/EasyApache3/CustomDirectives is not a valid link. perhaps servervault should remove extremely old crap from the serps. –  user3474835 Aug 25 '14 at 7:23

You'll need to run the EasyApache distiller. Make your changes, then run:

usr/local/cpanel/bin/apache_conf_distiller --update

Then run:


When you run this last script it will run a configuration check and rebuild httpd.conf with your changes intact (or let you know you screwed up). If you end up having/needing lots of custom things I would recommend reading up on using the vhost.local templates.

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