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        /usr/local/apache/bin/apache -f /usr/local/apache/conf/name2_httpd.conf

This lets you start as many server daemons as your machine can stand, each one running a different server configuration. Make sure, of course, that each configuration file has a Port directive pointing at a different port, or every one after the first one will fail to start, giving you an error message like:

       Could not bind to port 80: Port already in use. 

Summary

Virtual hosts let you run multiple Web sites on the same physical server machine. The advantages of this are numerous, and can be summed up for your boss as "we don't have to buy another machine for the 18 other Web sites you want to run."

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This article was originally published on Jul 17, 2000
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