Transferred snapshot redirects to original default site

Posted September 9, 2021 267 views
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I transferred a snapshot from one account to another account and created a droplet from it.

I then configured a new site inside it ( The snapshot had everything on it I needed.

However, once I changed the A record for the new site ( using the IP of this new droplet, it now always ‘redirects’ to the default site from the snapshot (! I have created conf file for it in ’/etc/apache2/sites-available’ and restarted apache.

Could you possibly tell me what I have missed?

Best regards,

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OK, is was me! I didnt enable the new virtual host file for the new site: sudo a2ensite

Thanks :D

Hi @kharmer,

What type of website you have, is it a WordPress one or something similar? Additionally, I’ll take it everything in your Apache config file is correct.

I’m asking about the website as sometimes the domain’s name is saved in the database and creates this redirection problem you are mentioning about now.

  • I am using the wordpress droplet from the marketplace. The default site on the droplet I created a snapshot from was a wordpress site but other sites on that snapshot were also laravel.

    The new site folder, on new droplet created from that snapshot, has just an HTML page right now.

    It is as if the new site I created on this new droplet is not found and so it defaults to the default site!


    • Hi @kharmer,

      I see you’ve found the solution to your problem! Yeah, when you add new websites/domain configs in Apache you need to enable them with a2ensite.

      I’m glad to see you resolve your issue!