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phor 23rd December 2006 16:33

shared IP | ISPConfig creates wrong vhost configs
Hello there,

I managed to install ISPConfig and am quite impressed by its features. A single problem keeps me away now from chilling down with my ISPConfig installation:

Every new Site creation in ISPConfig ends up with the problem, that all sites opened in a browser are forwarded to the "sharedip" Directory, because of the following entry in /etc/apache2/Vhosts_ispconfig.conf


  ServerName localhost
  ServerAdmin root@localhost
  DocumentRoot /var/www/sharedip

If I comment these lines out, all Sites work properly. But with every new creation ISPConfig adds these lines again and I have to remove them manually to keep my sites working.

Now, how can I prevent ISPConfig from creating these lines? I would also be thankful for some workaround...

till 23rd December 2006 17:31

This enrtry is correct and required. So the question is what you configured wrong in the vhosts, you must connect to the websites with the domain and not with a IP, when your server is behind a router, you must select your internal IP, not the external.

phor 23rd December 2006 17:52

It's a dedicated Server (not behind a router or anything like that)...

I didn't change anything within the "/etc/apache2/Vhosts_ispconfig.conf" (just uncommented some lines out as reported in the mainthread for testing). The original config-file doesn't work!

When I open a Domain, which points on my serverip, like in my Browser, I am being referred to the "/var/www/sharedip" folder. (Placed a special index.html within sharedip to ensure that.)

till 24th December 2006 12:39

The config file is correct without commenting anything out, it works on thousands of dedicated servers, so its a configuration issue of your domain.

Does the domain points with a DNS A-Recoird to your server IP address, the same IP address that you selected in the ISPConfig interface for the domain?

phor 24th December 2006 15:19

I think it's because ISPConfig forces to use a "Hostname" (e.g. www) which I didn't want to but ISPConfig did automatically.

But I'm now used to it. Additionally I forgot to activate "Administrator" mode in my user configuration, so that my uploaded data was stored in /home/www/webX/user/webX_user/web/ instead of /home/www/webX/web/ ...

Thanks for your help. ISPConfig is nice but has some peculiarities you need to know...

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