I would like apache to send to /var/www/subdomain

What is the easiest way to do this?

2 Answers 2


Add the following to your apache configuration:

Alias /subdomain/ "/var/www/subdomain"
<Directory "/var/www/subdomain">
    # Configuration specific to that directory

You're looking for the Alias directive which maps requested URIs to local directories outside of the DocumentRoot.

For example:

Alias /subdomain/ /var/www/subdomain/

As an a-side, a subdomain is the part before the domain (subdomain.mysite.com), not the directory after (mysite.com/URI/). So this usage is very confusing...

  • Indeed. At work we use a proxy, so I can't do local config to point my computer to a different ip...so I can't work with domain names...I have to use my server's ip. Jun 13, 2011 at 15:01

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