For example, say I have my htdocs in:


and those documents are being served on port 80. Is there any way to make apache server documents in:


on a different port? Or does that require a separate instance of apache?


It requires a different virtual host.

Just set up two virtual hosts that listen on different ports, let the second have a different document root and forbid access to 'something' within the first.

  • +1 correct - you just need a new vhost with a different docroot – Coops Aug 4 '09 at 20:15
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    Thanks! I'd vote up, but need 15 reputation before I can. – Mike Trpcic Aug 4 '09 at 20:16
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    2013 comment!!! – David Houde May 3 '13 at 11:32

Sure, first you'll have to set apache to listen on two ports. So in your httpd.conf set

Listen 80

Listen 8080

Then create two vhost configurations (/etc/apache/sites-enabled/000-default). The first can be *:80 and the second *:8080. Set the respective DocumentRoots.

<VirtualHost *:80>

DocumentRoot ~/public_html

Blah Blah....



<VirtualHost *:8080>

DocumentRoot ~/public_html/something

Blah Blah....


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    Wow, you took Manni's answer a step further. Thanks for the example config stuff, it's very helpful. Sorry I can't upvote, but I will when I get 15 reputation! – Mike Trpcic Aug 4 '09 at 20:17

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