Adding Subdomains - Added VitualHosts and Restarted Apache, webpage not available?

June 27, 2014 3k views

I created a file called in /etc/apache2/sites-available. Then I added the below:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/sub
    # ..any other config needed
    <Directory /var/www/sub>
        Order Allow,Deny
        Allow from all

And restarted apache. I can see that a file has been generated in sites-enabled, but when I access, the webpage is unavailable.

What did I do wrong?

1 Answer

Is there any more information you could provide? Did you set up DNS records pointing that subdomain to the IP address? Are you seeing any errors in /var/log/apache2/error.log ?

Check out this article on how to set up Apache Virtual Hosts on Ubuntu 14.04.

by Justin Ellingwood
The Apache web server is the most popular way to serve web content on the internet. Apache has the ability to serve multiple domains from a single server by using a mechanism called "virtual hosts". If a virtual host is configured correctly for each domain, the web server can correctly route traffic to the appropriate files based on the domain name requested. In this guide, we'll demonstrate how to configure Apache virtual hosts on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.
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