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From Peter B <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Virtual Hosts on physical servers
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:25:13 GMT

Thank you Patrick, that does make sense, I'll do some more reading up..

I'm actually starting to think it might just be easier to host all the sites on one server,
although sooner or later I'm going to need to do this anyhow.

> From:
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:16:36 +0200
> To:;
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Virtual Hosts on physical servers
> Hi,
> On 18 juil. 2011, at 21:20, Peter B wrote:
> > I have a single IP address, with multiple web servers, so I somehow need
to go to server1 and to go to server2.
> As long as you have only one public IP address, you'll have to put a device (sofware
or hardware) between your servers (private IP addresses), and the internet.
> That can be NAT, but the port issue is not very nice for clients. Or, that can be a proxy,
who will act almost like a NAT, but on the application level.
> Your proxy can be an Apache Server, with mod_proxy, setup to forward client requests
for to server1, and to server2. That's not an unusual setup. 
> That could also be a Layer 7 switch, but it's very expensive, doing exactly the same
job (somewhat easier to configure).
> -- 
> Administrateur Système - DSI - Université Lumière Lyon 2
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