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Directory Alias

How do I access a directory outside of my document root? by Wullie
Posted: 3 May 02 (Edited 15 Sep 03)

This explain how to give users access to a directory that is outside of your directory root on Windows.

Assuming that your directory is located at C:/www/newfolder/ then you would create the following in your httpd.conf file.

Alias /newfolder/ "C:/www/newfolder/"

<Directory "C:/www/newfolder">
    Options Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride AuthConfig
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

Now, when a user goes to www.domain.com/newfolder/ then they see the folder that is outside your document root and it appears in the browser to be a directory contained below the document root..

One thing to consider is that if you have virtualhosts, then an alias works for every virtualhost, so try to use uncommon names for your alias.

Hope this helps



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