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06-08-2007, 06:27 PM #1
Need to include() file from subdomain to main domain
I've been told I need to add an entry to the open_basedir in my httpd.include file to be able to access my main domain from a subdomain. I'm trying to use default PHP pages in my subdomains that are located in the main directory.
In other words, I want to be able to use an include() in: john.domain.com that will pull files from: domain.com/affiliate_pages
I tried looking in the httpd.include file, but it's really confusing me. After an hour of researching, I found the vi command to edit files through SSH, but even that is confusing. Where should I put an entry into john.domain.com that will allow access to the main domain's files?
06-08-2007, 06:54 PM #2
Looks like I figured it out after two hours of Googling for help on using SSH, using Unix commands, and editing the httpd.include file. Sheesh. For anyone who comes on this topic later, I was able to add the directory I wanted the subdomain to use by adding an entry after the :/tmp entry. In other words, the open_basedir setting used to say:
But I changed it to say
That allows the subdomain john.domain.com to use files from the main domain.com directory.
A couple tips:
- You need to separate each directory you want the subdomain to use with a colon in Unix...a semi-colon in Windows.
- If you want to be able to use every subdirectory under the directory you specify, don't put a trailing slash. But if you want only the directory you specify to be accessible, use a trailing slash.
- You have to restart the Apache (also called httpd) service through your server before the changes you save will take effect.
- Here's the brief tutorial for the Unix VI editor that I used to edit the httpd.include file. http://www.eng.hawaii.edu/Tutor/vi.html#search
Hope this helps someone and saves some headaches I wish I didn't have to go through!
Last edited by JohnDubya; 06-08-2007 at 07:02 PM.