Virtual hosts not serving php files in Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP droplet.

I was trying to install prestashop with the help of following tutorial

Everything went fine and I was able to view to store on <my IP address>/<foldername> where the folder name was in /var/www .

Now I wanted to configure my domain name to the droplet IP and hence I then changed my name servers to digital ocean nameservers and added a domain to the droplet. Then I added the ‘@’ Record and a CNAME record for the www

Next step was to change the virtual host file. So I created a backup of 000-default.conf file Then changed it which is as follows

<VirtualHost *:80>

DocumentRoot /var/www/2dayhiker


I saved the file as in /etc/apache2/sites-available/

Then I ran

a2dissite 000-default.conf
sudo service apache2 restart

Everything was fine until now but now when I open in my browser

  • It changes the addressbar to <my-ip>/
  • It shows error that the index.php is not found.

What can be the problem for this type of error. Is there any permission problem because I have tried giving all the permissions (777) and it s still not serving.

I also ran the following command

chown -R root:www-data /var/www/2dayhiker

just to test but no success?

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It sounds like prestashop is configured with your old URL so when a request is received it is redirected to what prestashop thinks should be the default web address.

You can edit this in your database. Look for the table that ends with _shop_url and edit the line in there to match the URL you wish to use. Once this is done the redirect should stop causing problems.