Adding a new domain to the server

Go into /etc/apache2/sites-available/ and create a new configuration. You can copy an existing site configuration for reference, but a sample is included below.

You’ll need to update the DocumentRoot and ServerName values for each VirtualHost.

You will also need to check that the certificate includes the new site you are adding, and if it does not then either update the certificate or add a new one and point to it from the conf file.

If the new site is being created solely as a redirect, update the RedirectMatch value, otherwise remove it.

After creating your new configuration file, you will need to run “sudo a2ensite <name of your new server>”.

<VirtualHost *:80>
# The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that
# the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating
# redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName
# specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to
# match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this
# value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless.
# However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly.

DocumentRoot /var/www/ # The directory which you will use for serving files.


# Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,
# error, crit, alert, emerg.
# It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular
# modules, e.g.
#LogLevel info ssl:warn

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

# For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are
# enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to
# include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the
# following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only
# after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf".
#Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf

RedirectMatch "^(.*)" "$1"

<VirtualHost *:443>
DocumentRoot /var/www/


SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile "/var/certs/"
SSLCertificateKeyFile "/var/certs/"

RedirectMatch "^(.*)" "$1"