I was wondering what are the common things you should look at when debugging a new subdomain not being picked up correctly by apache.
Here are the steps I followed to create the sub-domain;
I copied the setup file from an existing (working) domain in sites-available.
sudo cp old new
Then I edited this to work with the new site (replace 'old' with 'new')
< VirtualHost *:80>
CustomLog /srv/www/new/logs/access.log combined
I then created the link in the sites-enabled folder.
ls -s ../sites-available/new new
The next step was to create the appropriate directories in
/srv/www/ and gave them the same permissions as other site already listed there.
Finally I restarted apache
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
It restarts fine but the URL will not work for the site.
If I edit the file in sites-available to break it (remove the '*' for example) apache fails to restart, so I know it is finding that file OK.
There is nothing in the error log and browsers are reporting things like 'Firefox can't find the server at ...'