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im using wildcard subdomains and would like to specify the directory to send an unused subdomain. i have edited the 000-default in my sites enabled but that does not effect anything.

how could i track down where the setting are for the unused?

Im running ubunutu 10.04.

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What's the output from apachectl -S? – Shane Madden Dec 11 '12 at 5:43
@ShaneMadden Ubuntu don't ship apachectl (or, at least, the 10.04.3 LTS I have access to doesn't have one). You (somewhat-annoyingly) need to substitute what-I-put-in-my-answer. – nickgrim Dec 12 '12 at 10:35
@nickgrim Should be apache2ctl, then? – Shane Madden Dec 12 '12 at 16:35
Ha! Yeah, that works too. :) – nickgrim Dec 12 '12 at 18:39

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Requests will be going to the first VirtualHost that has either a ServerName or ServerAlias that matches the requested hostname (including wildcards like * If you don't have any matches, they'll be going to the first-defined VirtualHost.

Since editing 000-default hasn't made any difference, I presume you've got a more-specific VirtualHost somewhere.

grep -r /etc/apache/

should help you find the file it's in (obviously, replace as necessary).

Also, you can do the following to see a list of all your VirtualHosts:

APACHE_RUN_USER=www-data APACHE_RUN_GROUP=www-data /usr/sbin/apache2 -S

(EDIT: or, indeed, just apache2ctl -S)

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thanks! i was able to find out the the default domain is pointing to var/www (plesk .. grrr) grepping the default servername in apapche2/ didnt show anything... so maybe its a plesk thing, but where could the conf be that routes default. i should mention the default is a server id subdomain. ( – petergus Dec 10 '12 at 12:11

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