Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: how to config for multiple aolserver instances

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Brad, I think you're confusing several different things. This simplest thing is to serve your Production site at port 80 and Dev at port 8000 (or whatever port you want). This involves no virtual hosting of any kind, no special software or configurations. All you do is put the proper host names and port numbers in your AOLserver config file. Um, well and you should also go to the /admin/site-map/ UI in each OpenACS instance and for teh ACS Kernel, set SystemURL as appropriate. E.g., "" for Dev. I think that's it.

However, many people don't like their servers to have URLs like "", they want "" instead. There are two ways to do this: A second IP address (by far the simplest), or virtual hosting. If you don't have the second IP address, then you get to take one of the many paths for setting up virtual hosting, which you've been reading about...