[Neos] [Neos 1.2] Installation problem: are virtual hosts necessary?

Philipp Gampe philipp.gampe at typo3.org
Sun Jan 4 23:57:19 CET 2015

Hi Jim Heckler,

Jim Heckler wrote:

> I'm having an issue installing Neos 1.2 on a remote server. I don't have
> direct access to the server configuration files and have been told by the
> sysop that any changes made to the httpd file will be overwritten by
> cPanel, which is running on that server. Thus, I don't think I have any
> way to set up a virtual host on this server. Is this absolutely necessary
> and might there be a work around?

You can setup a virtual host via cPanel. Just add a new domain or subdomain.

> On a related note, I tried setting up a test installation on my own PC
> running xampp. Here, I do have the ability to set up a virtual host but I
> am running on Win7 and am curious about the loopback step described here:
> http://neos.typo3.org/develop/download.html. It says "Add an entry to
> /etc/hosts: neos.demo" however this is for a unix system. Can
> anyone tell me where the analogous location would be on a windows-based
> apache server? I've read that installation on Windows is not optimal but I
> don't have access to a linux box at the moment.

It should be:

@see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file)#Location_in_the_file_system

Best regards
Philipp Gampe – PGP-Key 0AD96065 – TYPO3 UG Bonn/Köln
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