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

When I open the website on my browser like it is listing all the files under /var/www/example directory instead of a page!

But if I use ServerAlias it works fine just wondering what could be the problem?

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Please rephrase your question. What exactly doesn't work? What exactly do you expect to happen and what does happen instead? –  joschi Jul 13 '10 at 5:39

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When Apache httpd receives a host name in the HTTP/1.1 Host header which no VirtualHost exists for or no Host header at all, it'll serve the first VirtualHost it encounters in its configuration. is currently not configured in your snippet, so Apache httpd will serve the default VirtualHost which probably has the DocumentRoot /var/www/.

If you want to know details you should read An In-Depth Discussion of Virtual Host Matching.

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