I am trying to set up Xampp on a USB pen (drive Z:) and have configured it to run dynamic VHosting and have added the domains to the host file on my PC.
"Z:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf" shown below.
<VirtualHost *:80> UseCanonicalName Off ServerAlias * VirtualDocumentRoot "Z:/htdocs/%0" VirtualScriptAlias "Z:/htdocs/%0" LogLevel debug <Directory "Z:/htdocs/"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Order Allow,Deny Allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost>
"C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" shown below.
127.0.0.1 gallery 127.0.0.1 dashboard 127.0.0.1 club
I have a few sites in "Z:\htdocs\" in separate folders 'gallery', 'dashboard' and 'club'. All these work 100% fine; when I access them locally using 'http:/gallery/', 'http:/dashboard/' and 'http:/club/'.
The problem starts when I try to access them externally.
I have the No-IP DUC installed and working with the No-IP site, and the hostnames I have setup 'gallery.host.no-ip', 'dashboard.host.no-ip' and 'club.host.no-ip' do point to my IP address.
I have configured port forwarding on my BT Home Hub 5 so that all ports point to my PC and have used "http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports" to ensure that they are open. I get green flags for all ports with the three different hostnames I have set up.
I have created folders for thees three hostnames in my "Z:\htdocs\" directory and copied all site content across.
"Z:\htdocs\" directory tree shown below.
> Z:\htdocs\ > club > club.html > etc. > club.host.no-ip > club.html > etc. > dashboard > dashboard.html > etc. > dashboard.host.no-ip > dashboard.html > etc. > gallery > gallery.html > etc. > gallery.host.no-ip > gallery.html > etc.
So in theory I should be getting the same three sites locally or externally.
I get a Server 403 Error - Access forbidden!
I have been trying to fix this problem for two days now and have finally given up hope of fixing it myself, although I have fixed other problems along the way that have helped as it was just timing out before. I cant get this final Server 403 Error - Access forbidden do go away.
If anyone can help I would be very grateful.