I want to separate each of my project and like to have separate domain name for that. This is for various reasons like I don’t want relative paths. I want to replicate production environment as much as possible. This way one can avoid unexpected errors that when moving site to live. Follow below steps if you want to achieve the same.
Add domain name to hosts file. I am on ubuntu environment so my hosts file’s path is
if you are on other environment find out path to hosts file and edit as administrator.
Now add domain names to file like below
127.0.1.1 subdomain.localhost 127.0.1.1 domainname1 127.0.1.1 domainname2
Now you have to add virtualhost entry in apache config file. If you are using xampp there is separate config file to edit virtual hosts. If you dont know which one is that , just add below code at the bottom of main config file httpd.conf in my case.
<VirtualHost *> ServerName localhost DocumentRoot /opt/htdocs/ </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *> ServerName subdomain.localhost DocumentRoot /absolute/path/to/folder/ </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *> ServerName domainname1 DocumentRoot /absolute/path/to/folder/ </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *> ServerName domainname2 DocumentRoot /absolute/path/to/folder/ </VirtualHost>
Restart apache to see the changes.