Create single document root for all domain/connetcion

Posted December 20, 2019 299 views

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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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:


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.

    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

Hope that this helps!

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