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Apache - adding a new site in under 2 minutes.

March 16, 2016

There’s a great guide on Digital Ocean for setting up new sites in Apache on Linux. Once you’ve done it a few times though it can be shortened to a few bullet points:

  • md /var/www/example.com
  • md /var/www/example.com/public_html
  • nano /var/www/example.com/public_html/index.html

copy/create a conf in /etc/apache2/sites-available, e.g. example.com.conf:

<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. ServerName www.example.com ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www/example.com/public_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 </VirtualHost>
  • sudo a2ensite example.com.conf
  • service apache2 restart
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