Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a centos machine, currently I could view website on /var/www/html site using, and would like to know how to setup a virtual domain name for a local instance, such that I could view with http://demo or so?

Thank you very much.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You would either need to setup the machine in DNS, or the simpler way is to put a host entry like so:    demo

in you /etc/hosts file

share|improve this answer
@Zypher: Thanks that works. – jl. Jan 6 '10 at 6:36

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.