How-to Create an Apache 2 Virtual Host on Debian 8 Jessie Linux Quick-Start Guide

October 16, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux Debian Apache 2 Virtual Hosts Quick-Start

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started with Apache 2 Virtual Host on Linux Debian 8 Jessie i386/amd64 Desktop/Server.

And the term Virtual Host refers to the practice of running more than one web site (such as and on a single machine.

Virtual Hosts can be:

  • Name-based“, meaning that you have multiple names running on each IP address
  • IP-based“, meaning that you have a different IP address for every web site

The fact that they are running on the same physical server is not apparent to the end user.

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  1. Or Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Create Apache 2 Virtual Host on Linux Debian 8 Jessie - Open Terminal

    Or Login into Server Shell.

  2. Add the Domain to the Host Config File


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    nano /etc/hosts

    Append:	[]

    Only Substitute Your real Domain Name to “[]” :)
    Ctrl+Shift+v to Paste Content into nano
    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit from nano Editor

  3. Create the VHost Target Directory

    mkdir /var/www/html/[mySite]

    And may be also a Testing index.html:

    echo "The New Web-Site is Working on Apache2!" >> /var/www/html/[mySite]/index.html

    Then Set the Web Server User Permission…

    chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/[mySite]
  4. Create a VHost Config File

    nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/[myDomainName].conf

    Append at Least:

    <VirtualHost *:80>	
    ServerName	[]
    ServerAlias	www.[]
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/[mySite]

    To get a little More Insight may look:

    cat /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
  5. Enabling the New Virtual-Host

    cd /etc/apache2/sites-enabled
    ln -s ../sites-available/[myDomainName].conf .
  6. Restart Apache2 Web Server

    service apache2 restart
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