How to Create an Apache 2 Virtual Host on Linux Mint 18 Easy Guide

April 23, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Making Apache 2 Virtual Hosts on Linux Mint

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Getting-Started with Apache 2 Virtual Host on Linux Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena/Sonya/Sylvia Desktop.

And the term Virtual Host refers to the Practice of Running more than One Website (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 Website

The fact that they are Running on the Same Physical Server is Not Apparent to the End User.

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How to Create a Name-based Virtual Host on Linux Mint

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

    Create Apache 2 Virtual Host on Linux Mint 18 - Open Terminal

    Or Login into Server Shell.

  2. How to Install LAMP Server on Linux Mint

    LAMP Server Installation Linux Mint
  3. Add the Domain to the hosts Config File


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    nano /etc/hosts


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

  4. 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 Domain’s Ownership with:

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

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

    Append at Least:

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

    To get a little More Insight may look:

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

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

    service apache2 restart
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    Enabling Apache2 Rewrite for Linux Mint

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