Apache Virtual Hosts

I can get Apache to forward requests on the ip address of my computer
to a rails app on mongrel using:

<VirtualHost *:80>

ProxyPass / http://localhost:3000/
ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:3000

ie. http://nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn/ fires up my app on mongrel on port 3000
I want to have several different rails apps on different ports and do
something like
http://nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn/app1 goes to app1 mongrel on 3000
http://nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn/app2 goes to app2 mongrel on say 4000

I have played around with server names and server alias but have going
around in circles.

Note that I have no DNS entry I am just going straight to the ip
address at the moment.

Any tips would be appreciated.


giorgio wrote:

address at the moment.

Any tips would be appreciated.


Scroll to the bottom of this thread:


and read the second to last reply in there. Read up from there if you
don’t understand what’s going on.

Basically Mongrel has a --prefix switch that allows it to recognize that
the Rails app is being called with a path prefix like your above
example. Then you just have to fiddle with Apache to make sure the paths
match up/pass through properly.

Michael W.

Remove the port from your virtual host statement.
Under debian / ubuntu server edit or create the following file:
Add the following line: NameVirtualHost *

Good luck

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