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Hello,

I have the following configuration in my httpd.conf file:

NameVirtualHost 111.111.111.111:80

<VirtualHost 111.111.111.111>
ServerName 111.111.111.111
ServerAlias www.mydomain.com
DocumentRoot /home/mydomain/public_html
</VirtualHost>

For some reason when I am trying to access the site using the IP address I don't see the contents of /home/mydomain/public_html directory (I have a specific index.html there) but I see the server's default page.

Basically I am looking to transfer a site on that server and during the DNS change I want the users to be able to access the site using the new IP on their browsers (the old site will re-direct to the new IP).

Any ideas?
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Jan Springer earned 2000 total points
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You can either provide a unique IP for the new site or another hostname.

The hostname method is usually what I do.  Add www2.domain.com to your DNS and in Apache:  
   ServerName www.domain.com
   ServerAlias www2.domain.com

Then just redirect to the new domain.

When you change the address record for www to the new IP, Apache will respond accordingly.
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by:infodigger
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Lol:) How did I not think about that? !!

Thanks so much for the tip!
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