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I'm super new to Apache and I am trying to get mutiple sites running on one host; OpenPhoto and ownCloud. I would like and to point to their respective services. I have them both installed but only they only work with one enabled at a time. My initial thought was to have a VirtualHost for each site but after looking into it I should only do that if I have separate DNS entries for each host.

I think using aliases is what I need. I don't quite understand what I need to change in the OpenPhoto VirtualHost entry to get the aliases to work. Note: ownClod didn't come with a VirtualHost configuration, it's just a php page that works. I would like to be able to add other sites in the future also.

Here is the open photo VirtualHost:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/openphoto/src/html

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$
RewriteRule ^.*$ [R,L]

<Directory "/var/www/openphoto/src/html">
Order deny,allow
Allow from all

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)\?*$ index.php?__route__=/$1 [L,QSA]

# 403 Forbidden for ini files
#RewriteRule \.ini$ - [F,NC]

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html

# 404 Not Found for ini files
AliasMatch \.ini$     /404

ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType text/javascript "A31536000"
ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "A31536000"
ExpiresByType text/css "A31536000"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "A31536000"
ExpiresByType image/gif "A604800"
ExpiresByType image/jpg "A604800"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "A604800"
ExpiresByType image/png "A604800" 

Header set Cache-Control "must-revalidate"
FileETag MTime Size
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what's preventing you from just doing a header("Location:; and saving all the configuration? – nageeb Dec 4 '12 at 21:17
Probably nothing. I'm mostly trying to learn how things work in the Apache world. So basically you're saying if I use a header I can force Apache to see the request as if they were coming from another DNS entry? – user1661890 Dec 5 '12 at 1:21
Maybe I'm misunderstanding your request, but what I'm suggesting is if people visit, instead of aliasing and messing around with apache, the simpler solution would be just to redirect to the actual site. – nageeb Dec 5 '12 at 20:55

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