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Create single document root for all domain/connetcion

  • Posted December 20, 2019
  • Apache

Hi guys and sorry in advance for my English.

I need a particular apache2 configuration. I would like to create a single document root where there is an html/php page.

I would also like to configure apache so that any connection to this VPS points to this document root.

I basically have about 100 domains that must always point to this IP address and showing the same site.

Thanks for support.

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Hello,

The default Apache2 Vhost config would work as expected in this case. So you should only have to install apache:

sudo apt install apache2

Then make sure that Apache is enabled:

sudo systemctl enable apache2

And then start it:

sudo systemctl start apache2

After that you can upload your HTML site to the default document root at:

/var/www/html/

And then you can point your domains to your Droplet’s IP address, they would show the same content.

The default Apache Vhost should look something like this:

<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.example.com

	ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
	DocumentRoot /var/www/html

	# 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>

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby