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Typo: /etc/host -> /etc/hosts

How to "simply" use multiple SF Projects on one local machine MyWay


When I started my first own project (not that long ago) I always looked at the sources Fabien and the other developers published f.e. the admin_generator or askeet.

Therefore I downloaded the sources and found that symfony runs best when reached from a simple domain like (http://askeet/ and http://phpmyadmin and http://mysymfony01 a.s.o). Installing in subdirectories can give problems with the links to the images of f.e. the dtree.js

But how can I intersperse my Apache to take several domains and redirect them to the sf_directories as DocumentRoot?


First, like described in the book we add different vhosts to our apache2 in /etc/http/vhost.d and call them something like

  • phpmyadmin.conf
  • askeet.conf
  • mysymfony01.conf

Within these conf's, we write nearly what is suggested in the Howto configure a webserver chapter of the symfony book, but slightly different because there is not only one loopback device. Try it, look at or, all loop back to your own Apache2.

Therefore we now setup our VirtualHost (here Apache installed with mod_userdir) like:

  ServerName askeet
  DocumentRoot "/home/me/public_html/askeet/web"
  DirectoryIndex index.php
  Alias /sf /$data_dir/symfony/web/sf

  <Directory "/home/me/public_html/askeet/web">
   AllowOverride All
   Allow from All

the next project of course gets the

Then we edit our /etc/hosts file which should look like:         localhost         askeet         anotherproject

For Windows users: The hosts file is located at X:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts where X is the letter of the drive windows is installed.

After restarting Apache now we can access our projects with