Second virtual host (can't find redirect)

Posted April 6, 2021 245 views
LAMP Stack

I have set up a second virtual host on a LAMP stack droplet from Digital Ocean.

I have changed the /etc/apache2/sites-available/ to my new domain.

My DNS records: A to IP, A to IP with www, AAAA to IP, AAAA to IP with www, 3 ns to Digital Ocean. I have pointed the DNS to digital Ocean from Namecheap.

Weird thing is when entering the domain it gets redirected to my first site on this droplet. It tries to connect and write the domain in the browser. I can’t find from where. A site I have deleted a long time ago. I have deleted it in /etc/apache2/sites-available/

My /etc/hosts: localhost username

Any help to figur how I get the new virtual host to point to the correct site will be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Hi @artctrldelinfob0d23996f849,

It seems to me like the source of the issue is coming from your Apache virtual config file. Can you please provide me with your config file(the new one that you said you’ve created) so that I can see everything is configured properly?

What I believe most probably the issue to be is a left reference to the old domain somewhere in the config file.

Additionally, did you try to enable the config file? What you need to do is :

sudo a2ensite

Once done, you also need to restart apache

sudo systemctl restart apache2

One last thing, if everything seems okay but you still experience the issue, I’ll recommend just creating a new config file without copying anything over.

You can use this for reference:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/

then inside add the following

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
sudo a2ensite
sudo systemctl restart apache2

and that should be it.


I have memcached my droplet and all the sudden it worked. I wanna say BIG thank you for your help, it means A LOT!!!!

Thanks my good person, you rock!