I have a multi purpose server running ArchLinux that currently serves multiple virtual hosts from /var/www/domains/EXAMPLE.COM/html /var/www/domains/EXAMPLE2.COM/html

I deploy those websites (mostly using Kohana framework) using a Jenkins job by checking out the project, removes the .git folder and ssh-copy the tar.gz to /var/www/domains/ on the server and untars it.

Since I don't want to have to re-install phpMyAdmin after each deploy, I decided to use an alias.

I would like the alias to be something like /.tools/phpMyAdmin/ so I could have more "tools" later if I wanted to.

I have tried just changing the default httpd-phpmyadmin.conf that was installed by following the official WIKI: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Phpmyadmin

Alias /.tools/phpMyAdmin/ "/usr/share/webapps/phpMyAdmin"
<Directory "/usr/share/webapps/phpMyAdmin">
        AllowOverride All
        Options FollowSymlinks
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
        php_admin_value open_basedir "/var/www/:/tmp/:/usr/share/webapps/:/etc/webapps:/usr/share/pear/"

Changing only that, doesn't seem to work with my current setup on the server, and apache forwards the request to the framework which 404s (as there's no route to handle /.tools/phpAdmin).

I have Mass Virtual hosting enable and setup like this:

# Use name-based virtual hosting.
NameVirtualHost *:8000

# get the server name from the Host: header
UseCanonicalName On

# splittable logs
LogFormat "%{Host}i %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %s %b" vcommon
CustomLog logs/access_log vcommon

<Directory /var/www/domains>
# ExecCGI is needed here because we can't force
# CGI execution in the way that ScriptAlias does
    Options FollowSymLinks ExecCGI
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

RewriteEngine On

# a ServerName derived from a Host: header may be any case at all
RewriteMap lowercase int:tolower

## deal with normal documents first:
# allow Alias /icons/ to work - repeat for other aliases
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/icons/
# allow CGIs to work
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/cgi-bin/
# do the magic
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME}  ^(www\.|)(.*)
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /var/www/domains/${lowercase:%2}/html/$1
## and now deal with CGIs - we have to force a MIME type
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/cgi-bin/
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /var/www/domains/${lowercase:%{SERVER_NAME}}/cgi-bin/$1 [T=application/x-httpd-cgi]

There is also nginx running on this server on port 80 as a reverse proxy for Apache:

    location ~ \.php$ {

Everything else was setup by following the official WIKI so I don't think those would cause trouble. Do I need to have the alias for phpMyAdmin setup along the mass virtual hosting or can it be in a separate include file for that alias to work?

closed as unclear what you're asking by MadHatter, mdpc, Ward, Dave M, colealtdelete Oct 23 '13 at 22:04

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    Mauricio, could I trouble you to be quite a lot more specific? At the moment this question strikes me as a candidate for "unclear what you're asking". What you've said already is admirably precise, but we need to know what "it's not working" means. Specifically: what did you do? What did you expect to happen? What actually happened? – MadHatter Oct 23 '13 at 7:30


Alias /.tools/phpMyAdmin/ "/usr/share/webapps/phpMyAdmin"


Alias /.tools/phpMyAdmin/ "/usr/share/webapps/phpMyAdmin/"

restart apache and try again

Edit: Something interesting at kb.ucla.edu/articles/… So I guess it is about mod_alias vs mod_rewrite and you could try add this

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/.tools/phpMyAdmin/

before this

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/icons/
  • I still have a 404 answered by kohana meaning the Alias is not being used – MauricioOtta Oct 23 '13 at 18:38
  • @MauricioOtta Something interesting at kb.ucla.edu/articles/… So I guess it is about mod_alias vs mod_rewrite and you could try add this RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/.tools/phpMyAdmin/ – Wutiphong Oct 23 '13 at 21:09
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    add the RewriteCond for phpMyAdmin before this RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/icons/ – Wutiphong Oct 23 '13 at 21:56

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