how can I run 2 sites, one requires reverse proxy, other is just a normal website.

The .NET core API requires apache set up as reverse proxy. How can I run both the web API and my other normal web site that doesn’t require any reverse proxy stuff.


one site is a .net core web API, which requires me to set up reverse proxy to run it. my other site is a laravel web site. I want to run both on same server. I know about using virtual hosts but what about where 1 is reverse proxy and other is not?

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You need to use a different apache configuration file for each one of them.

I will assume that you have DNS record for the .net core web API and DNS record for the laravel application, here is an example config for each one of them.

The first one webapi.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/net_error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/net_access.log combined
ProxyPassReverse "/" <url to net core api with / at the end>


The second one laravel-app.conf

DocumentRoot (path to local laravel application)

<Directory (path to local laravel application)>
       AllowOverride All
ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/laravel_error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/laravel_access.log combined

Enable the two new sites

sudo a2ensite webapi.conf
sudo a2ensite
sudo service apache2 restart

Now you can access the net core API with this url and the laravel application with this url