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Requested URL not found (index.html works fine) - Works with IP instead of URL

Hello, I have been following the tutorials: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-14-04 When I attempt http://your_server_IP_address/info.php: I find info.php and it shows the site shown in the picture. However when I do: my_url/info.php it does not show, I get “The requested URL /info.php was not found on this server.” Going to just my_url I am shown the index.html page, which I can edit and it shows the edits, so that works. Both index.html and info.php are in the var/www folder (both in the same folder). One thing I have done differently is enable domain redirect on the site where I bought the domain, I chose “Frame redirect” and the IP I get from here, the domain servers ns1.digitalocean.com… are registered on their site as well. If I do not enable this domain redirect option browsing to my url just tells me that redirect is disabled and shows nothing. Is that normal? The tutorial mentions it can take a while for the redirect to work, without the domain redirect though the whois shows the correct inforamtion as shown in the tutorial. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.

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The problem resolved itself, somehow. Maybe I was doing something wrong (it was late) but it works now.


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sudo a2enmod rewrite && sudo service apache2 restart

Quoting the question asker- “The problem resolved itself, somehow. Maybe I was doing something wrong (it was late) but it works now.”