Examples of name-based virtual hosting

In this example, we'll set up name-based virtual hosting in our Tomcat installation.

As a first step, edit your hosts file to add the following lines. You may need to ensure that your user account has the appropriate privileges to edit this file.

127.0.0.1 www.localswengsol.com
127.0.0.1 localswengsol.com
127.0.0.1 www.localswengsol-2.com

This ensures that when you type in one of these domain names, your DNS resolver will return the same IP address, in this case, the loopback address for your local host.

Start up your Tomcat server, and navigate to either http://localswengsol.com:8080/devguide or http://www.localswengsol.com:8080/devguide. Both URLs should now take you to our familiar devguide web application's ...

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