unable to use my website

Ok so I have everything (I thought setup correctly) I have a droplet for my site. I also am using Putty to run everything (like Apache). I am using FileZilla for the obvious reasons. Now my issue is that when I start up the apache server it gives me this “Starting web server: apache2apache2: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName httpd (pid 20412) already running”

So instead of the server running (my droplets IP) its running This may be a super simple fix and I am just overlooking something. Also if I go to my websites IP I get this “www.’s server DNS address could not be found.”

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@ghtv99 Your .htaccess should only be this:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^(\w+)$ index.php?page=$1 [L,NC,QSA]
RewriteRule ^(\w+)+\/$ index.php?page=$1 [L,NC,QSA]

And you don’t have ServerName defined within your VirtualHost block. Don’t you have a domain?

Hi @ghtv99

You web server is doing a failed redirect.

Can you post your VirtualHost configurations? Have a look in the directory: /etc/apache/sites-enabled/

And make sure that you don’t have any .htaccess files in your web root, which might be doing the bad redirect.

Your webserver works fine, you have some configuration that prefixes www. to the request.