- November 12, 2016 at 10:12 pm #6009
Virtual servers created with Virtualmin does not point to it’s document root /home/username/public_html. Instead they are pointing to /var/www/html which is the document root for Apache default server. When I open domain on the browser, it fetches files from /var/www/html although Apache virtual host is configured to use /home/username/public_html as document root.
I came across this error today when trying to configure a DigitalOcean droplet for a client with Virtualmin and Apache. Client was originally having this error but I thought it was because client tried to install Virtualmin on top of configures LAMP server. So I requested a fresh server and installed Virtualmin with the script. But it didn’t change anything. I got the same error with a fresh installation. Apache virtual hosts didn’t work.
Funny thing is that I was able to access the site properly with Virtualmin’s Preview Website feature. But when I open domain name directly, it shows content from default document root.
However, I was able to solve it by making a simple change to Apache virtual host file. Posting it here hoping to help others who might run in to same problem.
Open Apache Virtual host file for the domain,
The very first line of the file will read,
Replace * with server’s IP address. Line should look like this after the change.
Save the file and restart Apache. Domain should point to correct directory now. You’ll have to do this for every virtual server you create. This might be a bug in Virtualmin. But i’m not sure yet. I’ll need to do more tests before coming to that conclusion.
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