How to setup webmail client on Ubuntu 18.04 server with Apache, not in main web site directory.

I have successfully installed and setup postfix. I would like to add webmail to the server. If the site domain is, and the main site directory (served by Apache2) is /var/www/html, I wish to add webmail to the site, but it cannot be in the /var/www/html directory. For example, I would like the webmail folder to be located in /var/www/webmail.


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Hi, The idea is to set up an extra virtual host for webmail site in your Apache configuration. You might create a subdomain, e.g., pointing at droplet’s IP, and configure Apache virtual host for that subdomain, entering document root directory (site directory) different to the directory of your main domain ( So, main part of webmail virtual host configuration would look like:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/webmail

Here is the tutorial on that subject (especially step 5):—-setting-up-virtual-hosts-(recommended)