In order to create a virtual subdomain in PHP, the following conditions must be fulfilled:
– enabled Apache’s Mod_rewrite module
– existing wildcard DNS record
– properly configured .htaccess file
This post describes how to quickly enable SSL on Apache and create SSL enabled website on Apache/Linux environment. In this post I assume that apache2 is properly installed on your linux server, and you’re running a Debian or Ubuntu distribution of Linux.
A quick reminder: SSL enabled website is just another web service (more precisely, virtual host), that is running on a port different than a standard http port 80. Typically, port on which are SSL enabled websites running is 443, and address usually begins with https://… instead of usual http://… on a regular website.
This post shows an example how to setup apache2 virtual host for symfony 1.4 based project. Although there’s already an documented VirtualHost example on official Symfony website, I think that this virtualHost setup is more practical for development purposes.