[rabbitmq-discuss] Vhost concept

Alexandru Scvorţov alexandru at rabbitmq.com
Thu Jan 26 07:39:07 GMT 2012

> what are the vhosts for

Vhosts are a way to group queues, exchanges, bindings and user
permissions.  They're like namespaces in which the above are declared.

> are they required 

You need at least one vhost.  It's usually called '/'.


On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 06:37:00PM -0800, czpython wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> Im pretty new to RabbitMQ and the whole AMPQ protocol.
> I have read and done a few tutorials on RabbitMQ using a python
> client. But i keep seeing people creating vhosts like so :
> rabbitmqctl add_vhost myhost
> My question is, what are the vhosts for, are they required ? If not
> then what are the advantages of using them ?
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