We have two apache servers and one is behind haproxy. Our NEW server is behind the haproxy box, the OLD one is on a different network. I am going to create an apache rewrite rule to point this oldsite.com/some/thing to the new haproxy box (as seen below). This will redirect to newsite/some/other thing.
Is it possible to make this transparent to the user? I would like the user to only see oldsite.com/some/thing and not newsite/some/other/thing ? Is this achieveable with haproxy? I know a little about haproxy but not a lot. Thanks in advance for your time. much appreciated.
Based on the tip from @Panama Jack, I created a basic test which I think will work for me. This is just the rough config and requires protections and so forth to get working fully. This is apache 2.4 (amazon AMI). As you see above, I am wanting to make the second server transparent to the user.
This example (quick and dirty) setup does the following:
Server Handling Request:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin admin@localhost ServerName login.HOST.info ServerAlias www.login.HOST.info ErrorLog logs/login-error_log CustomLog logs/login-access_log common RewriteEngine On RequestHeader add X-SSL off RewriteRule ^/(.*) http://login.DESTINATION.info/$1 [P,L] </VirtualHost>
Final Server Handling the Request:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName login.DESTINATION.info ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot /var/www/deal/site/locator/whatever/ RemoteIPHeader X-Forwarder-For # allows the host to remain RemoteIPInternalProxy XXXX.0.0.0/8 # ip of other machine </VirtualHost>