I'm attempting to host two websites using Apache in the same Ubuntu server. I've one ip, and that i have only one domain (which resolves towards the ip). And So I want demands towards the domain title to provide one website, and demands towards the ip to own other.

I've symlinks in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled to 2 files, pointing towards the config for my two sites.

One consists of:


as the other consists of

<VirtualHost domain.net:80>
    ServerName domain.net

However, after i start Apache, I recieve the next message:

[warn] VirtualHost overlaps with VirtualHost domain.net:80, the first has precedence, perhaps you need a NameVirtualHost directive

so when I point my browser at either domain.internet or I recieve the website which i want connected using the ip.

Basically remove either symlink, then pointing a browser at either the domain title or even the ip provides the only enabled website. (While you would hope.)

When I comprehend it, both config files in sites-enabled are now being loaded at the same time, and also the one that contains the ip trumps the main one that contains the domain title. The warning indicates searching in the NameVirtualHost directive, but all of the help I'm able to find online describes cases when you've two domains pointing towards the same ip.

Of course, and help or advice could be much appreciated.

(For which it's worth, those sites are generally Rails programs, and I am implementing using Passenger, however i don't believe that's important here.)

This is the way I actually do it:


    ServerName localhost
    DocumentRoot /var/www/default

    ServerName mydomain.net
    DocumentRoot /var/www/mydomain

Apache searches for a appropriate virtualhost for each request. Whether it does not locate one that suits the ServerName or the ServerAliases it takes the first. It does not really appear you utilize for that ServerName within the first VirtualHost as most commonly it is used if no other VirtualHosts match.

Make certain you will find the instruction

NameVirtualHost *:80

in /etc/apache2/ports.conf

Had this issue, here's what Used to do:

Edit httpd.conf

sudo vi /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

Add this line

NameVirtualHost *:80

NOTE: You are able to replace *:80 with your_ip_address:80

Now produce the domain title config file. I personally use the domain_title.com

sudo vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/domain.com

Add this towards the file

<VirtualHost *:80>
     ServerAdmin admin@domain.com
     ServerName www.domain.com
     ServerAlias domain.com
     DocumentRoot /var/www/domain.com/public_html/
     ErrorLog /var/www/domain.com/logs/error.log
     CustomLog /var/www/domain.com/logs/access.log combined

Make certain the sites within the domain.com config is available


NOTE: make use of the mkdir command such as this as needed

sudo mkdir /var/www/domain.com/public_html/
sudo mkdir /var/www/domain.com/logs

Now we have to let the new config file such as this

sudo a2ensite domain.com

You need to visit a notice to restart apache, make use of this command

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now we want an evaluation file to see

sudo vi /var/www/domain.com/public_html/index.html

Then add text

Hello domain.com

Open your internet browser and see your new domain