I am a new user of webmin and I have two domains site1.com and site2.net.

I have one dedicated IP for the server and I have set site1.com to use following name servers ns1.site1.com and ns2.site1.com with bind.

Now when I add site2.net on the same IP using the same method both sites open with the same content. How can I host both web sites on the same IP?

4 Answers 4

  1. Open your webmin
  2. Go to servers
  3. Go to Apache Webserver
  4. Create virtual host
  5. Check if it works from Existing virtual hosts and it well look like below: enter image description here
www.site1.net.  IN  CNAME   mainsite.com.

You have setup site1.net as an alias of mainsite.com The DNS now overrides the virtual host and alters your records and redirect you to mainsite.com

Just leaving this here as a reference.


The problem is that both domains are being pointed at the same hosting folder location.

If you have 2 sites labeled siteA and siteB you should have a folder structor something like this:

/home/siteA and /home/siteB or /var/www/siteA and /var/www/siteB these folders and the way domains point to them is called 'Virtual Hosts' You need to check your virtual host configuration and ensure that both directives are set and pointing in the correct location.

Depending on your Linux version the Apache configuration file may vary in location but typically its found in something like /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf or sites-enabled a Google search with your Linux version should give you an idea where your config file is located.

Once you located your virtual host file it should look something like:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /home/siteA/htdocs
ServerName siteA.com
ServerAlias *.siteA.com

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /home/siteB/htdocs
ServerName siteB.com
ServerAlias *.siteB.com

There is many online guides on how to setup multiple vhosts using Webmin should you want some more advice other than my own a simple Google search should reveal a overwhelming amount.

  • Thank for your help, i just found apache2.conf in /etc/apache2 and here is my virtual host setting. <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/var/www/www.site1.net" ServerName site1.net ServerAlias *.site1.net </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/var/www/site2.com" ServerName site2.com ServerAlias *.site2.com </VirtualHost> sites are opening separately, that's worked for me. but here is still a problem even using ServerAlias site1.net doesn't open with-out www it works with www.site1.net how to handle this prob. error is " don't have permission to access / on this server. Thanks
    – user838037
    Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 21:28
  • Make sure your name servers are setup correctly with the www @ ip Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 21:39

[not a answer, just to sort order my code] @bybe, still getting problem http://site1.net doesn't' work. server ip : domain registrar with rdns: mainsite.com here is my Edit Records File /var/lib/bind/

$ttl 38400
site.net.   IN  SOA 192-168-1-100.local. admin.site1.net. (
            38400 )
site1.net.  IN  A
ns1.mainsite.com.   IN  A
ns2.mainsite.com.   IN  A
site1.net.  IN  NS  ns1.mainsite.com.
site1.net.  IN  NS  ns2.mainsite.com.
www.site1.net.  IN  CNAME   mainsite.com.
*.site1.net.    IN  A
mail.site1.net. IN  A
site1.net.  IN  MX  1 site1.net.
site1.net.  IN  NS  192-168-1-100.local.

and here my virtualhost setting

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/www.site1.net
ServerName www.site1.net:80
<Directory "/var/www/www.site1.net">
allow from all
Options +Indexes
ServerAlias *.site.net

other site on this server working perfectly with this same configuration. but don't know here what i am doing wrong. let me know where is problem. thank you

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