Im pretty new to serverside and just made my first droplet, so please forgive me if I’ve missed something obvious here.

My problem is that when i type domain into browser it doesent go to proper (var/www/mydomain/public_html) index.html file and it just goes to index of /. I can see the right folder but and with clicking the right index.html file appears on the browser.

So far i have made theese things:

  1. setup dns settings
  2. put website folder var/www
  3. removed default .conf file and added mydomain.conf
  4. symlink with putty for /etc/apache2/sites-available
  5. restarted apache server

Conf file looks like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>

  ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

  DocumentRoot /var/www/mydomain/public_html

  ErrorLog  /var/www/suomenyachtcenter/logs/error.log

  #  Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
  #  alert, emerg.
  LogLevel warn

  CustomLog /var/www/suomenyachtcenter/logs/access.log combined


Ive tried to find answer for question from this nice community but couldnt find similiar thread so would be really happy for some help! Thank you for advance :)

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For so far I know how your directory setup is, this vhost loosks good. Probably something went wrong with created a symlink manually. You don’t have to do this, just create a vhost file in the apache sites-available and then use

sudo a2ensite <vhost file name>

Then when your site is enabled, restart apache sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Hope this will work for you now.

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