Default Apache Site

I have multiple virtual host setup within Apache, each of which are named virtual. They are all working fine, but if I type only the IP address into the browser, it looks like the server returns the first virtual host listed.

How can I control the default site directory if only IP is entered? I'd like the default page within /var/www/html to open. This is a CentOS 5.3 installation.

Some settings I have are like this:

DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"

…. options …..

NameVirtualHost *:80

ServerAdmin [email protected]

DocumentRoot /var/www/website1



ErrorLog logs/website1-error.log

CustomLog logs/website1-access.log common

ServerAdmin [email protected]

DocumentRoot /var/www/website2



ErrorLog logs/website2-error.log

CustomLog logs/website2-access.log common

3 Replies

Thanks for pointing that out. I should have found it earlier, but for some reason, I missed it.

Bzzt! Wrong!

You're not using per-IP VirtualHosts. default would work then, yes.

You're using NameVirtualHosts.

And in these, the first entry for the IP in question (or the *:80 wildcard, of course) is the one that's used if no ServerName or ServerAlias names equal the Host: header.

TL;DR: With NameVirtualHosts, first entry is default entry.


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