how to redirect on Ubuntu/Apache from to

  • Posted February 13, 2014

After following the steps from these 2 articles:


I’m able to type in my domain name and get some where, except I get to the default apache view of what’s inside a directory. The one item in there is a directory named public_html.

Because of the articles, I put my files into the public_html directory. How do make my droplet serve the files in public_html when someone goes to my domain name?

I figure it has to do with: -htaccess? -httpdconf? -symlink? -virtual host?

I would love to be able to make sense of this stuff. thanks!


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You will need to edit your virtualhost config and set <code>DocumentRoot</code> to <code>/var/www/</code> and restart Apache afterwards.

@Kamal, the full path to my files is $ /var/www/

What is the full path to your files? Can you also pastebin your virtualhost configs?

Change the webroot so it’s /var/webdir/public_html instead (change this, it depends on how you set it up.)