Domain pointing to wrong file/folder

July 14, 2015 4k views
Apache DNS DigitalOcean Ubuntu

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 :)

1 Answer

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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