Virtual Host only one site works with its domain name

  • Posted February 16, 2020
  • Apache

I followed the tutorial for setting up virtual hosts on apache with Ubuntu 18.04. One of my sites is running and findable using it’s domain name (I own both domains). The other is only findable if I type in the server IP. Any suggestions on where to look for errors in my config?


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Hi @chsoneal,

Can you confirm you’ve created separate Vhost files for your websites? If you haven’t please make sure you have like so

Create the Vhost for your domain in Directory - /etc/apache2/sites-available/ where is your domain name. The file should contain the following

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/

    <Directory /var/www/>
        Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/ combined

Please note, you’ll need to replace with your domain name. Once you have created your website, type in the following

sudo a2ensite

And then create your symlink

udo ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/ /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/

Restart your Apache and you are ready to go!

Regards, KDSYs