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Hi everyone
I have apache2 installed in /usr/local/apache. In the conf dir is my main httpd.conf file. It's virtual host settings are defined as:

NameVirtualHost *:80
Include /usr/local/apache/conf/vhosts/*.conf

In the directory conf/vhosts I have the virtual hosts defined in their seperate files, a typical site looks like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName website.com
ServerAlias www.website.com 
DocumentRoot /www/sites/w/website/public_html
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /www/sites/w/website/cgi-bin
ErrorLog /www/sites/w/website/logs/error.log
CustomLog /www/sites/w/website/logs/access.log combined
Alias /stats /www/sites/w/website/stats
<Directory />
Options Includes Indexes FollowSymLinks
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>

The problem is that when I type the the ip address of the server directly into the browser the first alphabetical virtual host site is displayed. e.g if I have a-site.conf, b-site.conf, c-site.conf etc in the vhosts folder then a-site.conf is displayed when the IP Address is typed in.

does anyone know why this would happen?

Thanks
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Question by:fast74
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It probably doesn't know which virtual host to send it to, so it sends it to the first by default.

I've always setup a "default" configuration in the main httpd.conf file which I always get when typing the ip directly.

If you want a specific virtual host to come up when the ip is typed, try adding that as a server alias
  ServerAlias www.website.com  XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
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by:periwinkle
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philjones is correct - Apache serves the first page that matches the IP address if an IP address is given in the URL.

If a-site.conf, b-site.conf, c-site.conf all have the same IP address specification, then Apache has no way of determining which site to serve.  If you have unique IP addresses, then you can do:

<VirtualHost xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80>

where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the unique IP address.  
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