Need to change directory for the add on domain

May 27, 2017 1k views
PHP Ubuntu 16.04

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 this but i want to open this directory for the new domain

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jtittle1 May 27, 2017
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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:


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



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 (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


service nginx restart
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