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Need to change directory for the add on domain

I have pointed a domain from goddaddy to the droplet by changing the A record and now its working fine … but i want to change the directory for the domain its just opening 138.197.92.156 this but i want to open this 138.197.92.156/domain directory for the new domain

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Also i dont want to change the nameserver as it will mess up the emails


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@geeber05

The directory that your web server pulls data from will be defined by your VirtualHost (Apache) or by a Server Block (NGINX).

If you’re using Apache, your VirtualHost files are stored in:

/etc/apache2/sites-available

If you’re using NGINX, your Server Block files are stored in:

/etc/nginx/sites-available

For Apache, you’d want to change the DocumentRoot directive.

For NGINX, you’d want to change the root directive.

So, for example, if you setup domain.com (example domain) to point to your Droplet, you’d modify one one of the above directives that corresponds to your domain and change the current path that’s set to the one you’d prefer to use.

By default, both Apache and NGINX setup the default configurations to use /var/www/html, so you would change to that your preferred path where your content is stored.

Once the changes have been made, and the file has been saved, you’d restart the web server.

service apache2 restart

or

service nginx restart