Virtual websites – what non-HTTP/1.1 compatible browsers will see
See also Apache topics.
This section deals with
virtual websites and what a non-HTTP/1.1 compatible browser will see if it tries to
navigate to a virtual website. For a virtual website definition, I think the Apache site contains a useful explanation.
What I did
I stumbled upon this problem when I was adding some new
domains to my system. For information on how to create a virtual website, see Apache – virtual hosts. I had created the directory
which contained the HTML files. I’d created the DNS entry. But when I
navigated to that URL, all I saw is a bunch of directories, not the website. See http://ww3.freebsddiary.org/ for an example of
this. This is what non-HTTP/1.1 compatible browsers will see
What I did wrong
I did not add the following to /usr/local/etc/apache/httpd.conf
The above situation actually occurred when I was working with http://test.freebsddiary.org/ but the example was
so good I decided to keep it as http://ww3.freebsddiary.org/.
The only major difference between these two URLs is the missing entry as described