Just realised i posted this on stack overflow by mistake, so here it is in the correct place!
I have approx 50 sites that all use the exact same files other than CSS and IMAGES, i currently duplicate the files each time i create a new site and upload different css and images.
What I want do so set up each vhost to have the same DocumentRoot then add AliasMatch for the css and images folders e.g:
#Common Files VHOST <VirtualHost xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80> ServerName commonfiles.com ServerAlias www.commonfiles.com DocumentRoot /home/commonfiles/public_html </VirtualHost> #Sample vhost for 1 of the 50 sites. <VirtualHost xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80> ServerName mytest.com ServerAlias www.mytest.com DocumentRoot /home/commonfiles/public_html ...... AliasMatch /css/(.*) /home/ftpuser/public_html/mycss/$1 </VirtualHost>
The alias works perfectly for the bespoke files but the common files cant be accessed because of permission errors:
[Mon Nov 16 09:31:01 2009] [crit] [client xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] (13)Permission denied: /home/commonfiles/public_html/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable
This is the current server setup which I think may be part of the problem (Previous Server Admin Set this up):
- Apache(Apache/2.2.14 (Unix)
- PHP 5.2.11
- CentOS 4.8 i686 standard
- PHP 5 Handler is dso
- Apache suEXEC is on