Saturday, November 05, 2011

Name Virtual Host

Edit httpd.conf

sudo vi /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
Add this line

NameVirtualHost *:80
NOTE: You can replace *:80 with your_ip_address:80

Now create the domain name config file. I use the

sudo vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/
Add this to the file

DocumentRoot /var/www/
ErrorLog /var/www/
CustomLog /var/www/ combined

Make sure the directories in the config exists

NOTE: use the mkdir command like this if needed

sudo mkdir /var/www/
sudo mkdir /var/www/
Now we need to enable the new config file like this

sudo a2ensite
You should see a notice to restart apache, use this command

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Now we need a test file to view

sudo vi /var/www/
Add some text

Open your web browser and go to your new domain

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Prado and installing PHPExcel - Auto Loading bug

Well this was a headache and then some.

The problem is Prado has a Auto Loading process that can cause 3rd party or additional libraries to break and act strange if they also have a Auto Loading process.

The Solution is to turn off Prado's Auto Loading process, Load the 3rd party/Additional library and then turn Prado's Auto Loading process back on.

Here is what it looks like: (In this example I'm using the namespace instead of the path alias)

$phpExcelPath = Prado::getPathOfNamespace('Application.Core.php_excel.Classes');

// Disable Prado Auto Loading process

// Add PHP Excel

// Do PHP Excel stuff here

// Reload Prado Auto Loading process

They are using YII but the process is very similar

There is a discussion here for possibly more information regarding this issue.