Subdomain Handling Tutorial

This tutorial explains how you can host subdomains with JavaPipe's Tomcat hosting. This is assuming that you wish to host a particular webapp for a different subdomain other than your primary domain.

First thing you need to do is to create a subdomain in you SiteWorx control panel. Then you need to add a Host entry in your server.xml (It is a very good idea to back up this server.xml file before editing it.)

Be careful not to change any of the port information - doing so could get your site suspended. Place following code after the last </Host> tag and just before the </Engine>closing tag:

<Host name="{sub.primarydomain.com}" debug="0" appBase="webapps"       
  unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true">  

  <Context path="" docBase="/home/{username}/{primarydomain.com}/tomcat/webapps/{webappname}"        
    crossContext="false" reloadable="true">  
    <Valve className="org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve" 
        directory="/home/{username}/primarydomain.com}/tomcat/logs" 
        prefix="{sub.primarydomain.com}_log." suffix=".txt" 
        pattern="common" resolveHosts="false"/> 
  </Context>  

</Host>

Replace {username}, {primarydomain.com}, {sub.primarydomain.com} and {webappname} with your own.
Set up the webapp or drop in a new WAR file of the new webappname in your webapps directory. Restart tomcat.

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