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when you navigate to mywebsite.com/ you see an apache page showing a folder called mywebsite.com/, clicking there then takes me to mywebsite.com/mywebiste.com which doesn't exist, so wordpress shows me the a 404 error. I'm trying to host a wordpress site at mywebsite.com/ but I think I have some kind of directory listing wrong somewhere, though I'm pretty sure I've set up my /etc/apache2/sites-available/mywebsite.com correctly:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName mywebsite.com
ServerAdmin me@mywebsite.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/mywebsite.com/
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
</Directory>
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined
LogLevel warn
</VirtualHost>
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2 Answers 2

The only thing that looks off to me is this line:

DocumentRoot /var/www/mywebsite.com/

Change it to, drop the trailing slash, and restart:

DocumentRoot /var/www/mywebsite.com

Edit:

Next update

<Directory />

to

<Directory /var/www/mywebsite.com>
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I did that, still doesn't work –  Diego Jun 4 '12 at 20:27
    
see the updated answer ... try that ...? –  KM. Jun 4 '12 at 20:53
    
I did.... nothing :L –  Diego Jun 4 '12 at 21:00
    
When you go this directory /var/www/mywebsite.com/ on the file system, what do you see? –  KM. Jun 4 '12 at 21:04
    
I solved it by replacing the virtualhost line with my static ip. Weird. Thanks for the help! –  Diego Jun 4 '12 at 21:04
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I solved this issue by replacing the

<VirtualHost *:80>

with

<VirtualHost my.static.ip:80>
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The <VirtualHost> directive must match the NameVirtualHost directive exactly in order for it to be used. –  DerfK Jun 7 '12 at 2:54

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