Webserver Success!

Looks like the entirety of my website is back up! Yay!

When I moved into the new house, we had to work on a way to get my webserver accessible to the outside world, because I’m not the only person in the house with one. To that end, one of my housemates set up mod_proxy on his webserver, to forward any requests for my domain to my machine.

However, all the requests that were made ended up at my front page, and because of the way my site was laid out, that didn’t work very well (read: not at all). So, last night, I was reading through the Apache2 documentation trying to figure out what was going on, and I ran across this page, detailing mod_proxy after reading through it, I noticed the following option:

ProxyPreserveHost Off

It does what it appears to, it preserves the host name of the site you’re trying to visit when Apache does it’s proxy mojo. His door wasn’t open so I sent him an email about it, and went to bed. I wake up this morning and he’d already made the change on his router: Success!

Too bad it took me a week to read the Apache docs for mod_proxy.


Well, I’m now moved into my new place, it’s a leased house with a couple of friends and a couple of strangers (to me). It’s badly insulated, kinda messy… but it has lot of potential I think.

I’ve been here for a week now, and I’m liking it. I’m all unpacked, my computers are up and running, except for my webserver (which is why no one outside of the house will see this until I figure out some stuff).

I’m working a little more than 40 hours a week, but it’s nice to come home at the end of it and not have any pressing demands.

Well, back to work on the webserver, let’s see if I can get it worked out.