Name-based vs IP based virtual hosts

Name-based vs IP based virtual hosts

Post by Alfonso Fonsec » Tue, 13 Jul 1999 04:00:00



This is a question those of you supporting ISP/CSP environments.

In reading documentation on the Web and the Apache book, it seems that
name-bases virtual host are the recommended way to manage VH, over
IP-based VH for obvious reasons. The only real reason to use IP-based VH
is for backward compatibility with older clients not supporting HTTP
1.1.  Even this can be worked around using the ServerPath directive.

In practice, are Name-base VH used more often than IP-based?  Are people
really not managing VH using the IP based method anymore? Phasing it
out?

Thanks,

Alfonso Fonseca

 
 
 

Name-based vs IP based virtual hosts

Post by Mohawk Intern » Fri, 06 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Quote:>In practice, are Name-base VH used more often than IP-based?  Are people
>really not managing VH using the IP based method anymore? Phasing it
>out?

ip-based virtualhosts are required for ssl.