Originally Posted by Nap
On my webdev machine, I look in the /var/www folder and I see 2 entries for what I've done above. I see a folder called 'web5' and a folder called 'www.abms.net.au'. Why both? Did one get created for the Client and the other for the Site?
is a symlink to the folder web5 for easier navigation on the shell.
When I access the webdev machine in Firefox, I use the IP address because if I use the domain name, I end up at my Internet Web Site.
You can not access name based vjsost by IP address. They can be only accessed by domain.
It is better to use "private" domains for your local test site, e.g a fictional domain like www.abms.net.int
(in = internal). Then edit the hosts file on your windows workstation and add a line like this:
You must replace 192.168.0.100 with the IP of your internal server that you selected in the website settings.
When you enter www.abms.net.int
in your webbrowser, you will be able to see the site on your loacl server.