Here I am hosting a copy of Anthony Howe’s
mod_vd Apache 2 module
(version 2.0), because I had an extremely difficult time finding it while
setting up my new VPS.
Please note that I will NOT provide support for this module , because I did not write it. I’m simply hosting a copy of it here to be nice to people who want it.
- mod_vd.c - this is all you need to build it on *nix
- Full archive for the NetWare build in which I found this
- Browse the archive
apxs2 -a -i -c mod_vd.c
as root, and then restart Apache. On Ubuntu (and possibly other distros)
you’ll need to install the Apache development packages (on Ubuntu, I think
apache2-threaded-dev for threaded Apache (
apache2-prefork-dev for non-threaded (
apache2-mpm-prefork), and I think
the default on Ubuntu is non-threaded).
I’ve tested this on this server, which
is was running
Ubuntu Minimal 10.04 x86 with Apache 2.2.14 (packages
apache2-prefork-dev 2.2.14-5ubuntu8) at the time of this writing (now it’s
running Fedora 32 and lighttpd).
mod_vd is copyright 2003 by Anthony Howe. The reason I’m hosting this is because he (quite rudely) removed all of his Apache modules from his site with no explanation (and also saying that requests for explanation and archives will be ignored), and it was very difficult for me to find. (The license does allow non-commercial redistribution without modification, provided that the license info remains intact, which is what I have done here.)
I found the source file in the archive for a NetWare build of it I found here. Thanks to whoever maintains that site for hosting it!
The original Web site for mod_vd, which has of course been removed, is here. The archive contains a (maybe older) copy of it.
TIP: How to map subdomains using mod_vd
To use mod_vd to map subdomains to a corresponding directory in your document root, like this:
http://sub.domain.example/ -> /www/domain.example/sub
http://c.b.a.domain.example/ -> /www/domain.example/a/b/c
use this in your configuration file (this also works in vhosts):
<IfModule mod_vd.c> VdEnable on VdChopSuffix 2 VdPathPrefix /path/to/document/root </IfModule>
Be sure to change the value of
VdChopSuffix if your domain (without subdomain)
has anything other than two levels (eg. john.doe.name = 3, localhost = 1).
(I just copied this out of the vhost conf file from my old shared hosting account with Joyent, who uses mod_vd.)