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Cant get my domain to load content

December 9, 2014 1.3k views

I was planning on hosting multiple WordPress sites on my droplet and followed the instructions linked to from https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-multiple-wordpress-sites-on-a-single-ubuntu-vps

I completed the pre-requisites then did a snapshot. I chose not do the 1 click install as I wanted to walk through the setting up of a server as I've always used managed hosting thus far.

I create the folders /var/www/brand/domain.com and /var/www/brand/staging.domain.com

I prepared the conf in /etc/apache2/sites-available by copying 000-default.conf and making my edits.

<VirtualHost *:80>
        # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that
        # the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating
        # redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName
        # specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to
        # match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this
        # value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless.
        # However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly.
        ServerName www.domain.com
        ServerAlias domain.com

        ServerAdmin contact@domain.com
        DocumentRoot /var/www/brand/domain.com

        <Directory />
                Options FollowSymLinks
                AllowOverride None
        </Directory>
        <Directory /var/www/brand/domain.com>
                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
                AllowOverride All
                Order allow,deny
                allow from all
        </Directory>
        # Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,
        # error, crit, alert, emerg.
        # It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular
        # modules, e.g.
        #LogLevel info ssl:warn

        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
        # For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are
        # enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to
        # include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the
        # following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only
        # after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf".
        #Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf
</VirtualHost>

When I go to the root of my domain I get the default Apache page even though the only files in that directory are index.php and info.php both displaying phpinfo() so that I could test before adding in my repo to that folder.

Any ideas on what could have gone wrong? I'm under the impression I have meticulously followed each step.

4 comments
  • After making your changes to the apache configuration did you ensure that you then restarted apache for the changes to take effect?

    service apache2 restart
    
  • I did and still no luck.

  • If it is still present I would try removing the 000-default.conf so only your new virtualhost configuration files are present and restart apache again to see if this resolves the problem.

  • Thanks that worked. Apache wouldnt restart without the 000-default.conf file there so I made a new one with just a comment in size and it found my files without issue.

    Cheers

1 Answer

This question was answered by @ryanpq:

If it is still present I would try removing the 000-default.conf so only your new virtualhost configuration files are present and restart apache again to see if this resolves the problem.

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