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

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/ :

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

<VirtualHost *:80>


        DocumentRoot /var/www/estilo_off

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

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

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 ):


found a solution but still not understanding…

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


which points to the 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 ?

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Hello, @mikhaelipcn

You can check this two tutorials:

and also:

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/ /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/

Hope this helps.

Regards, Alex