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Virtual hosts not working. Getting a redirect to the default apache page.

Posted March 12, 2020 1.9k views
ApacheWordPressDeployment

Hi! i made a doplet to deploy my wordpress applications and i create a virtual host with apache2. So, this is my .conf at /etc/apache2/sites-available/revistaestilooff.com.br.conf :

# Added to mitigate CVE-2017-8295 vulnerability
UseCanonicalName On

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerAdmin mikhaelipcn@gmail.com

        ServerName revistaestilooff.com.br
        ServerAlias www.revistaestilooff.com.br

        DocumentRoot /var/www/estilo_off

        <Directory /var/www/estilo_off>
            Options FollowSymLinks
            AllowOverride All
            Require all granted
        </Directory>

        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
</VirtualHost>

But, when i type the domain in to the browser, i see the default page at /var/www/html. I really dont know what i miss ):

1 comment
  • found a solution but still not understanding…

    i have this file created at /etc/apache2/sites-enabled:

    000-default-le-ssl.conf

    which points to the revistaestiloof.com.br domain but with the wrong documentRoot and directory.

    so i change that and its work now! but why the apache is using this file instead revistaestilooff.com.br.conf ?

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Hello, @mikhaelipcn

You can check this two tutorials:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-with-lamp-on-ubuntu-18-04

and also:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-the-apache-web-server-on-ubuntu-18-04

One thing to keep in mind is that /etc/apache2/sites-available/

directory where per-site virtual hosts can be stored. Apache will not use the configuration files found in this directory unless they are linked to the sites-enabled directory. Typically, all server block configuration is done in this directory, and then enabled by linking to the other directory with the a2ensite command.

Basically you can create a symlinks like this:

ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/domain.com /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/domain.com

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Alex

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