January 28, 2013

Apache, Adding/Managing Website


Hi all,

If you like to add or manage your website on Ubuntu, its very easy to do so. Just follow these steps.

1) Get your site ready, copy it to /var/www [1] folder. Make sure that you have one initial file to start.

Ex: index.htm[l]

2) Navigate to apache folder [Default path: /etc/apache2]

3) To make your site available, please navigate to sites-available folder

$) cd /etc/apache2/sites-available

4) Copy the existing 000-default file and edit for our usage

Ex: $ sudo cp 000-default your_website

5) Change the “DocumentRoot”

Ex: /var/www to /var/www/your_website

6) Change the “Directory”

Ex: /var/www/ to /var/www/your_website

7) Disable currently active site

Syntax: sudo a2dissite 000-default

8) Activate your site

Syntax: sudo a2ensite your_website

It is as simple as that. Enjoy browsing your website.


[1] – It is not mandatory to copy your website to /var/www but its an usual procedure. Please change the /var/www/your_website to your corresponding directory and make sure that folder has proper permissions.

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