How to Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on CentOS 8
Apache allows you to host multiple domains and websites on a single IP address. This is provided by the virtual host mechanism. Each of them has an individual configuration.
In this tutorial, we will configure Apache virtual hosts. We recently installed the lamp stack on CentOS 8. Start by installing Apache and continue with this guide.
Create a folder for each website in the /var/www/.
Make apache user the owner of this folder.
chown apache:apache /var/www/domain-name.com/
Configuration files for virtual hosts
Apache works with all files with the .conf extension from the /etc/httpd/conf.d/ folder. Create a configuration file for your site.
Insert the following lines there. Replace domain-name.com with your domain name.
CustomLog /var/log/httpd/domain-name.com-access.log combined
If you want multiple domain names to work with the same content, just list them separated by a space in the ServerAlias line.
ServerAlias www.domain-name.com domain-name2.com domain-name3.com
Save and close the file, restart the service.
systemctl restart httpd
Apache virtual host testing
To check the operation of the virtual host, place an index.html file with some content in the site’s home directory.
echo "<My first Apache virtual host>" > /var/www/domain-name.com/index.html
Open the server’s domain name or IP address in the browser. You will see the contents of the index.html file.