I have a problem figuring out the correct configuration for Apache2 virtual hosts on Centos6 server. I have a clean Centos6 installation with apache2 (httpd) installed, and by default there is /var/www/html, /var/www/icons, /var/www/errors and /var/www/cgi-bin content folders defined which are configured in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.
I have 2 domains a.com and b.com configured, for which I created document folders /var/www/a.com and /var/www/b.com, and in the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf I configured the NameVirtualHost
and added corresponding virtual hosts for a.com and b.com like
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org ServerName a.com ServerAlias www.a.com DocumentRoot /var/www/a.com <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None </Directory> <Directory "/var/www/a.com"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost>
Both domain a.com and b.com are working fine and I can access them with or without www subdomain, but I am confused what should I do with the default httpd configuration and default content folders? I dont seems to be able to access the default site in /var/www/html even when calling the server with plain IP address (request is directed to a.com virtual host). I also tried to configure the server hostname as c.com and set the
But even still the request to c.com is getting redirected to a.com virtual host.
I dont need the default content folders created by apache, so should I just remove the /var/www/html, /var/www/icons, /var/www/errors and /var/www/cgi-bin folders and corresponding definitions on /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf that is
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html" <Directory "/var/www/html" ... /> Alias /icons/ "/var/www/icons/" <Directory "/var/www/icons" ... /> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/" <Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin" ... /> Alias /error/ "/var/www/error/" <Directory "/var/www/error" ... />
Or how should the default host be configured and accessed when virtual hosts are configured on same server?