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My Apache virtual host configuration only works for but not Can you tell me why?

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/stable/

    <Directory />
        Options FollowSymLinks Indexes +ExecCGI
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
        AddHandler fcgid-script .php
        FCGIWrapper /var/www/php-fcgi-scripts/stable/php-fcgi-starter .php

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Maybe somewhere else in your Apache configuration there is another or ServerName/ServerAlias for ''?

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I did a grep on "" but found nothing wierd in either /etc/ or /var/. – Christoffer Mar 1 '10 at 15:24
Ok, it wasn't really any other option but a standard site was defined which was overriding my options. Once I removed it all is well. – Christoffer Mar 1 '10 at 15:28

It should probably be:


Make sure to restart apache as well...

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Have you got host entries setup for but not ? As it sounds like its not resolving as your apache configuration looks good. Can you ping each address and ensure its going to the correct location?

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When I visit I get to the standard Apache index file in /var/www/index.html... But points to /var/www/stable/index.php – Christoffer Mar 1 '10 at 15:07

replace ServerAlias with ServerAlias do and have the same ip address/ips that are configured for this host?

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Hmmm, are you sure your DNS answers the same for and To make sure it is the case, a simple check might help:


I've been sometimes struggling for nothing since the two A records would not return the same thing. If or once they are pointing on the same IP then Apache conf can be tuned but this is what I use and it works:


Don't forget to reload Apache (no need to restart it completely and disconnect clients):

/etc/init.d/apache2 reload

(or similar)

Good luck!

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They return exactly the same on nslookup. – Christoffer Mar 1 '10 at 15:04

Have you specified NameVirtualHost *:80?


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