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manual httpd.conf changes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by John9276, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. John9276

    John9276 Member

    Jun 10, 2005
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    How safe is it to manually edit httpd.conf? Will Cpanel recognize the changes? Will it overwrite them at a later date?

    Here's my issue.

    I want to create a test site for (which by default sits at public_html/). usually, when I run apache manually (my pre-CPanel days), I create a subdomain called something like If I do this in Cpanel, it would reside in public_html/beta.

    When I want my beta site to become the live www site, when I manually ran Apache, I would just change the directories in my vhost.conf file (I was running Mandrake) to have www point to the folder that beta was located. .

    So what's the best way for me to make this type of change now? Can I do it though Cpanel somehow or should I manually change my httpd.conf file?

  2. AndyReed

    AndyReed Well-Known Member PartnerNOC

    May 29, 2004
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    Minneapolis, MN
    Manual changes/updates with CPanel will be real headache. Add/Remove should be done through the CPanel, only. Unless you have all the time in the world to do that kind of work, manually!!!
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