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Hi I'm using Ubuntu as server OS for my webhosting but I'm having problem redirecting my domainname to my server.

Here are my /etc/hosts file and /etc/apache2/sites-available/mysite file.

hosts file:

The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts

::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters


<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

    DocumentRoot /var/www/doost/
    <Directory />
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
    <Directory /var/www/doost/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride None
        Order allow,deny
    allow from all

    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
    <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
        AllowOverride None
        Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

    # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
    # alert, emerg.
    LogLevel warn

    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

And a screenshot from my domain name provider:

The site has been enabled in Ubuntu. I've restarted apache2 and the folder /var/www/doost/ is there. What am I doing wrong?

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1 Answer 1

1) your mysite file needs this 1st line

    <VirtualHost *:80>

2) Enable your site by running in terminal:

    sudo a2ensite mysite

3) The procedure to publish a site to Internet needs:

  • a web (not intranet) ip ( which you have to attach from your router, to your Ubuntu server intranet (fake) static ip ( This must be done from the router panel.

  • set your Ubuntu server intranet (fake) static ip ( in /etc/hosts file (add this line)

  • Tell your domain provider of to turn hearing in the router web ip (

After some hours you can see through Internet.

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