Configuring Apache (Wamp) With Additional Ports
August 22, 2008
Years ago I knew how to configure the Apache webserver, back when I was a grad student / Linux admin. As any reader will have figured out, I've been a Microsoft-centric programmer for a number of years now. Thus it is not surprised that I would have forgotten some basics about Apache.
I wanted to re-setup a WAMP environment in XP sp3 and had just downloaded WAMPServer2. I desired to setup a root folder on the primary port and add two more ports so that I could have "virtual directories" without the directory (i.e. instead of http://localhost/something, where the pages in /something have stylesheet references to /, use http://localhost:81).
Just set up the VirtualHost section, right? (Like this guy says). Well, that didn't work.
Scrolling through the httpd.conf, I found another possibility: apparently now (or has it always been this way?) you must explicitly set Apache to listen on the particular port. Thus I now have the following Listen section:
# # Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or # ports, instead of the default. See also the <VirtualHost> # directive. # # Change this to Listen on specific IP addresses as shown below to # prevent Apache from glomming onto all bound IP addresses. # #Listen 22.214.171.124:80 Listen 80 Listen 81 ← New Listen 82 ← New
That did the trick :-).