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How to access vhosts over LAN?

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P.S. I see tutorials on altering Apache files "by hand" but am concerned this could affect the Uniform Server's performance, or that I will confuse the /www and /vhosts in Uniform server's setup (vs. the seemingly random naming of other wamp/xampp/what have you setups out there), or there is already something in the interface to do this, which I am too much of a newbie to recognize as such.

Any helps, including URLs, are most appreciated.

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Hellow, try to do like this

 

For example: Your server hosted on IP: 192.168.0.10

 

Enable virtual host in httpd.conf

##====== VIRTUAL HOST ===========
#To enable uncomment next line
Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

Edit httpd-vhosts.conf

# Case 1 : if Access from any local IP  though 192.168.0.xx by taping http://192.168.0.10 on browser 
<VirtualHost _default_:${AP_PORT}>
	ServerAdmin admin@localhost
	DocumentRoot ${US_ROOTF}/vhosts/my-website
	ServerName ${US_SERVERNAME}
	ErrorLog  logs/my-website-error.log
	CustomLog logs/my-website-access.log common
	
	<Directory "${US_ROOTF}/vhosts/my-website/">
		Options Indexes Includes
		AllowOverride All
		Require all granted	
			
	</Directory>	
</VirtualHost>


# Case 2: If access from any local ip though a virtual server's name
#         For each local client,
#  	  You need to bind your virtual server's name with your server IP in Windows hosts file
#	  Open Notepad as administrator and load C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
#         Add after the last line
#         192.168.0.10	my-website 
#         Now each client from local ip 192.168.0.xx can access on browser by http://my-website

<VirtualHost *:80>
	ServerAdmin admin@localhost
	DocumentRoot ${US_ROOTF}/vhosts/my-website
	ServerName my-website
	ErrorLog  logs/my-website-error.log
	CustomLog logs/my-website-access.log common
	
	<Directory "${US_ROOTF}/vhosts/my-website/">
		Options Indexes Includes
		AllowOverride All
		Require all granted	
			
	</Directory>	
</VirtualHost>

Restart your Apache.

Now you can access to your site from your LAN by server IP (

 

Hope it will help even to late ;)

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Hellow, try to do like this

 

For example: Your server hosted on IP: 192.168.0.10

 

Enable virtual host in httpd.conf

##====== VIRTUAL HOST ===========
#To enable uncomment next line
Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

Edit httpd-vhosts.conf

# Case 1 : if Access from any local IP  though 192.168.0.xx by taping http://192.168.0.10 on browser 
<VirtualHost _default_:${AP_PORT}>
	ServerAdmin admin@localhost
	DocumentRoot ${US_ROOTF}/vhosts/my-website
	ServerName ${US_SERVERNAME}
	ErrorLog  logs/my-website-error.log
	CustomLog logs/my-website-access.log common
	
	<Directory "${US_ROOTF}/vhosts/my-website/">
		Options Indexes Includes
		AllowOverride All
		Require all granted	
			
	</Directory>	
</VirtualHost>


# Case 2: If access from any local ip though a virtual server's name
#         For each local client,
#  	  You need to bind your virtual server's name with your server IP in Windows hosts file
#	  Open Notepad as administrator and load C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
#         Add after the last line
#         192.168.0.10	my-website 
#         Now each client from local ip 192.168.0.xx can access on browser by http://my-website

<VirtualHost *:80>
	ServerAdmin admin@localhost
	DocumentRoot ${US_ROOTF}/vhosts/my-website
	ServerName my-website
	ErrorLog  logs/my-website-error.log
	CustomLog logs/my-website-access.log common
	
	<Directory "${US_ROOTF}/vhosts/my-website/">
		Options Indexes Includes
		AllowOverride All
		Require all granted	
			
	</Directory>	
</VirtualHost>

Restart your Apache.

Now you can access to your site from your LAN by server IP (

 

Hope it will help even to late ;)

i did as you said but still doesnt work for me. some one??

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virtual hosts need their own way of being recognised - a shared IP address among 6 virtual hosts won't work..

So you use a name - a domain name. A few problems.. you need a different one for each host (or subdomains) and you need to register them.. You also need to setup apache to handle them (plenty of guides online for that).

The REAL problem though is that if you want to access them over a local network then you need two things: domain (either locally hosted or via a public dns) and a proper dns setup in your windows machines.

So.. I chose to have local names - like home.lan, admin.lan, inventory.lan...

To use them apache has to be configured.

Then you need a local dns nameserver on your webserver PC - setup those domains on there and it will serve any local requests with the IP address of your apache enabled pc.

The real issue though is that for many networks you'd need to then reconfigure every devices dns settings. If they're all on dynamic IP address's it's easier to use a dhcp server - when each device requests it's IP address the dhcp server can also reply with the ip address of a dns server to use - in this case the one you have your domains on. 

I do have very crude versions of a dns and dhcp server but they're not ready for release really. I might offer them to the US developers for future releases so make the virtual host setup workable out of the box for users.

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