I need to point admin.company.com to

How can I do that?

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    You should tell us the protocol using to access this folder! HTTP, samba share, etc.. – Khaled Feb 12 '11 at 10:03
  • http [... 15 char] – gAMBOOKa Feb 12 '11 at 10:04

You cannot do this through etc hosts. You are mixing up 2 different protocols here, http and dns. /etc/hosts will help you redirect admin.company.com to, but you need to the redirection to /admin on the web server.

If you are using apache you want to likely used named virtual hosts

Port 80
ServerName server.domain.tld


DocumentRoot /www/domain
ServerName www.domain.tld

DocumentRoot /www/subdomain
ServerName www.sub.domain.tld

This article outlines this: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/vhosts/examples.html

  • Hmm.. how can I do this then? I want admin.local.com pointing to one directory, and a staff.local.com pointing to another? – gAMBOOKa Feb 12 '11 at 10:18
  • added to my entry - thats for apache let me know if you are using IIS on the webserver. Also keep in mind that debian/ubuntu/cent also sometimes use their own configuration files. More information on what your setup is will help advise on how to help – pablo Feb 12 '11 at 12:35

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