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This is the setup I have working for mydomain.org:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
  ServerName mydomain.org
  ServerAlias *.mydomain.org
  DocumentRoot /var/www/
</VirtualHost>

If I request www.mydomain.org, apache throws a 403 with the following appended to the log:

(13)Permission denied: /root/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable

I've tried changing ServerName to www.mydomain.org, and changing ServerAlias to www.mydomain.org as well with no luck.

What am I missing?

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Have you tried actually checking whether the .htaccess file is readable (or why Apache wants to read it)? ServerName should be mydomain.org, ServerAlias www.mydomain.org.

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You ou can not put an star (*) in ServerAlias. You should put the name you want. In your case, ServerAlias www.mydomain.org should be written. http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#serveralias

Edit : I found something http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/vhosts/name-based.html for your problem. I think there is another problem in your configuration, like an other virtual host, with an other root directory.

  • Yes, there was another problem. I am on Ubuntu; I have been editing /etc/apache2/sites-available/default and I had also edited /etc/apache2/httpd.conf earlier adding another VirtualHost stanza. Which is more correct to use out of the two files if I'm looking to set up several virtual hosts matching different subdomains? – sendos Apr 2 '10 at 23:47
  • Create a file in /etc/apache2/sites-available for each virtualhost you have. Don't forget to activate it with a2ensite file Then each virtualhost is easy to find and to manage. Check debian-administration.org/articles/412 – Dom Apr 4 '10 at 16:09
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Sounds like you are trying to do wildcard DNS, in this case you CAN use an asterix.

Here's a good link I found: http://ma.tt/2003/10/wildcard-dns-and-sub-domains/

Also, siding with Emthigious, check your .htaccess file permissions.

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