Help with VirtualHosts
Hello Group. Thanks in advanced for your help.
I don't know how people says make VirtualHosts is easy? For me, is a torture.
I'm using Laragon, and I've create a joomla site, shop, for instances. The root folder are in C:\Laragon\www\shop. Laragon does his magic, it's creates the virtual host. But, I need to modified it. I need to reach my site like this: https://www.shop.ar.com not https://localhost/shop.test as now it's are.
The Laragon's VirtualHosts concept helps manage several instances, in local development.
Without virtual hosts, the local web service would be appearing under a slightly less friendly: http:// followed by your machine IP number, followed by a '/hostname/something'
However, virtual hosts doesn't solve the need for actual hosting, when you want to publicize the site.
You have basically 2 options
- Do it yourself - might be hard work and a bit risky
Running your web shop (Joomla + related components) publicly, by getting
a IP address and buying one domain name, and getting SSL certificate
to secure the shop. When putting up real web shop, SSL is a must - otherwise
customers would be getting a lot of alerts from the web browser, telling
that the site might be unreliable.
buy a "domain name" (from registrars or Internet Service Providers), and buy a IP address.
After that, have the Laragon server run behind a public IP address;
point (set up) the domain to your server's IP address.
Make sure you also secure the server: remove all unnecessary software, and read a good tutorial on making secure servers. Run a external scanner to find "holes" - such as
nmap, or any good one-time service that will scan and report vulnerabilities on your
server, before it is actually going public.
Otherwise it will most likely be hacked quickly.
Consult a hosting expert and ask to transfer your existing
database, and PHP-related setup (Joomla) to reside (be hosted) under a
hosting service. This is usually the easier and cost-efficient solution
in the long run, since there is a dedicated web hotel admin who takes
care of the technical expertise related to making a secure server. However!
Quality is varied. There are probably tens or hundreds different web hosting
providers in Argentine, and also globally there are tens of thousands,
so check out a reliable one: do some research what people like.
Re: Help with VirtualHosts
Hello. Thanks in advanced for your support. Dear Sir, I don't want to buy a domain name. My website is implemented on a LAN, and put in Laragon-wamp software and my domain computers access the site using this URL: https://mynameorIP/my site. I want users to access it by placing https://www.shop.com without being online. Only for aesthetics. My users don't have internet, I just want the site, instead of being accessed like this. That Laragon is able to do that.Just I need a manual:
1- Modified host file
2- Remove aiuto prefixes on Laragon vhost
3- change laragon host to......
Some like that.
Thanks a lot.
@Thunder.Cuba that's not possible unless you configure the domain on the different user's computers (modifying the file that is in this path C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts), if you have a few users and privileges to configure that, no problem but if you have x number of users this approach will not fit your needs.