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Unable to load resources when using virtualhosts

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Community Member, 1 Post

4 January 2013 at 2:06am

Edited: 04/01/2013 2:07am

Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone has any advice on getting SilverStripe working with virtualhosts on a local WAMP server? I'm finding that the home page loads (on a vanilla install, v 3.0.3), but none of the resources are loading (e.g. CSS, JS). The browser appears to be looking for them at http://themes/simple/css/reset.css (for example), instead of

To clarify, I'm only having this issue when using a virtualhost. The resources load fine when running from http://localhost/silverstripe.

I suspect the problem is in my htaccess file, but I don't know enough about htaccess to work out how to fix it. Here's what I've got in my htaccess currently (which lives in the site's root directory):

# Vhosts Server root folder. File .htaccess
# This file provides server security limiting access to the localhost only.
# Comment next four lines to deactivate. (Allows external access)

Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from
Allow from ::1

# To allow execution of cgi scripts in this directory uncomment next two lines.

#AddHandler cgi-script .pl .cgi
#Options +ExecCGI +FollowSymLinks
Options +FollowSymLinks

# Activate this section to use the Private Server Feature!
# AuthName:     Replace with a suitable name appropriate to your site
# AuthType:     Do not change
# AuthUserFile: ../../../htpasswd Corresponds to folder UniServer\htpasswd
#               In folder UniServer\htpasswd create a new folder e.g Vhost_1
#               In this new folder create a new file named .htpasswd
#               Edit this file and add a name and passwrd for example 
#               name123:password45
#               Path will look like this (replace xxx with your new folder):
#               ../../../htpasswd/Vhost_1/.htpasswd
# Note: AuthUserFile - File path is relative to server root
# To lock server, uncomment the next 4 lines. (A name and password is required)

#AuthName "Uniform Server - Server Access"
#AuthType Basic
#AuthUserFile ../../../htpasswd/xxx/.htpasswd
#Require valid-user

<Files *.ss>
	Order deny,allow
	Deny from all
	Allow from

<Files web.config>
	Order deny,allow
	Deny from all

ErrorDocument 404 /assets/error-404.html
ErrorDocument 500 /assets/error-500.html

<IfModule mod_alias.c>
	RedirectMatch 403 /silverstripe-cache(/|$)

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
	RewriteEngine On
	RewriteBase '/'

	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
	RewriteRule .* framework/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

Any ideas?