www subdomain not working

Posted September 26, 2016 3.8k views
ApacheDjangoUbuntu 16.04

I know this has been asked many times and there a lot of questions and answers regarding this. I’ve tried all of them but none of them worked for me. I will put here important details regarding my setup

sites-available folder

  • 000-default.conf
  • default-ssl.conf

sites-enabled folder

  • file

    <VirtualHost *:80>
            # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that
            # the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating
            # redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName
            # specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to
            # match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this
            # value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless.
            # However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly.

            DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

            # Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,
            # error, crit, alert, emerg.
            # It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular
            # modules, e.g.
            #LogLevel info ssl:warn

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

            # For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are
            # enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to
            # include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the
            # following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only
            # after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf".
            #Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf

            # <Directory /var/www/html/web-api-example>
            # <Directory /var/www/html/music-store>
            <Directory /var/www/html/>
                    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
                    AllowOverride All
                    Require all granted

            #Alias /static /var/www/html/web-api-example/static
            #Alias /static /var/www/html/music-store/static
            # <Directory /var/www/html/web-api-example/static>
            Alias /static /var/www/html/
            <Directory /var/www/html/>
                    Require all granted

             <Directory /var/www/html/>
                    Require all granted

            Alias /static /var/www/html/
            <Directory /var/www/html/>
                    Require all granted

            # <Directory /var/www/html/web-api-example/student_list_system>
            <Directory /var/www/html/>
                            Require all granted

            # WSGIScriptAlias / /var/www/html/web-api-example/student_list_system/
            # WSGIScriptAlias / /var/www/html/music-store/music_store/
            WSGIScriptAlias / /var/www/html/


I already did the CNAME where www is the name and @ is my hostname.

I really don’t get it why the www subdomain just won’t work

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There is a great tutorial for redirecting www to non-www on DigitalOcean right here: How To Redirect www to Non-www with Apache on Ubuntu 14.04

Give that a shot an get back to me :)

by Mitchell Anicas
This tutorial will show you how to redirect a www URL to non-www, e.g. `` to ``, with Apache on Ubuntu 14.04. We will also show you how to redirect in the other direction, from a non-www URL to www.