Subdomains Tutorial for Tomcat Web Hosting

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This tutorial explains how you can host subdomains with a Java hosting package at JavaPipe. 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 just before the 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.