Normally, to show my clients work in progress, I create a sub-domain.

Posted July 21, 2014 2.7k views

Normally, to show my clients work in progress, I put their rails app in a sub domain of my website. Is that possible with digitalocean or will the subdomain need to be started in a new droplet ?

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It certainly is possible. You can add a new virtualhost that handles the subdomain: How To Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If you’re using unicorn, you will need to configure an additional instance that serves the new app.

by Justin Ellingwood
The Apache web server is the most popular way to serve web content on the internet. Apache has the ability to serve multiple domains from a single server by using a mechanism called "virtual hosts". If a virtual host is configured correctly for each domain, the web server can correctly route traffic to the appropriate files based on the domain name requested. In this guide, we'll demonstrate how to configure Apache virtual hosts on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.