I am running a Drupal 8.9.2 site as a content repository accessed via an Angular 8 app. So there is one administrator who uses the Drupal interface to write content / upload files eccc.... and anonymous users view that content via the Angular app.

I have set up some views with REST Export display and have been able to pull the content in my Angular app running both backend and frontend on localhost, but when I deployed to the server problems have arisen...

all my calls fail or get canceled, this was the configuration on localhost: the Drupal website was in a folder in XAMPP/htdocs/example the views rest endpoints were like: http://localhost/example/web/api/content the Angular app was in a folder on the desktop and was served at http://localhost:4200/home now I put all the files for both backend and frontend on the root folder on the server, I also have commented this line ErrorDocument 404 /index.php in the htaccess file found in the web folder so that non existent urls are managed by the Angular app.

So the question is: What is the correct files structure in order to have the frontend at example.com/home and my Drupal site at example.com/web/admin/eccc..... (if it is possible, otherwise please suggest a better option).

  • there's likely more than one way to configure Apache for this setup. I'd suggest something of a host-based approach where drupal.example.com hosts your Drupal instance & angular.example.com hosts your Angular instance then have your angular app with a config variable that specifies the hostname for the API to consume.
    – Shawn Conn
    Jul 14, 2020 at 0:02
  • @ShawnConn is right, see How to Configure Multiple Sites with Apache
    – No Sssweat
    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:09
  • Thank you guys, but before buying two third-level domains from my hosting provider I would like to find another way. I found this tutorial youtube.com/watch?v=UwCX9oPpfPI&t=56s and this source code bitbucket.org/spinspire/d8-react/src/master (it is in react but I think the idea is the same) where they put the app inside the web folder. I will try and let you know, thanks
    – elenat82
    Jul 14, 2020 at 18:20

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I solved my problem, the calls were failing due to a wrong version of PHP (you need 7.2 or higher). As for the files structure I just put all the files in the root folder, both for Drupal and Angular, it works having my Drupal site in the web folder, I don't know for other configurations.

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