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lee286014

Virtual host not working for root domain

October 21, 2015 1.4k views
Apache Ubuntu

Hi,

I have created a droplet using the Ubuntu dist with LAMP installed, I also installed webmin to manage my virtual hosts.

The virtual host looks like so

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/mysite"
ServerName mysite.com
ServerAlias www.mysite.com
<Directory "/var/www/mysite">
allow from all
AllowOverride All
Options +Indexes
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>

I have also tried creating a vhost as ServerName www.mysite.com and an alias of mysite.com

I restart Apache after every change.

The DNS settings are correct but no matter which version of the vhost I use the website will not resolve the mysite.com url and it just hits the default Apache (Ubuntu) page.

My knowledge of Apache is limited, can anyone advise of any config changes / issues that may cause or resolve this?

Many thanks

Lee

1 Answer

Hello,
Use a virtual host like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin admin@example.com
    ServerName example.com
    ServerAlias www.example.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/mysite
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
</VirtualHost>

This should work, if this doesnt work you can check the logs for any errors.
But I think your problem isn't with the VHOST. If your domain doesn't resolve but gives you an error page this is usually being caused by your DNS settings. If you want to manage your domain at DO make sure you setup the proper ns1,ns2,ns3 nameservers to digitalocean.com. Then create A/CNAME records to handle your site.

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