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DNS issue - how to get example.com and www.example.com to point to the same thing?

I’ve created a vhost within my LAMP stack - example.com

My DNS is set up as follows

A - @ - Droplet IP CNAME - WWW - example.com

When I browse to www.example.com it points to my vhost. When I browse to example.com it points to the default ‘Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page’ (the original default host)

I want example.com to point to the same as www.example.com

Is this a DNS config issue or a vhost issue?

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This question was answered by @jesin:

Apache’s vhost should have ServerName set to example.com and ServerAlias set to www.example.com.

If you can post your vhost file I can provide exact instructions.

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