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I have a single server that I use to host a whole bunch of smallish websites. It's recently come to my attention that a service called LetsEncrypt allows me to get an SSL certificate for free. The catch, as far as I can tell, is that they don't allow you to do any traditional SSL setup and instead you must use a script they provide which automatically requests a certificate for your server and configures apache for it. The problem, now, is that their setup script does not support the fact that I have 8+ virtual hosts all in my single 000-default.conf file for apache.

So my question is, how do I configure apache to read multiple site configuration files so that I can separate my different virtual host definitions into different files?

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You can use the Include directive to include other config files and split up your main config.

# Virtual hosts
Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

You can also use wildcards, so you can have each virtual host in a separate config file and include all without having to modify your main config file:

Include conf/extra/vhosts/*.conf

Reference:
https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/core.html#include

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    I was going to say that, but you beat me to it. lol – Mike Mar 1 '16 at 17:45
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    I am a fan of the ole' sites-available with separate confs per site. You can still use a wildcard like in your example. This directory should already exist with a 000-default.conf in most installs. Either way, the same thing. – closetnoc Mar 2 '16 at 0:36
  • I used this approach for developing in macOs 10.14 – Rodrirokr Mar 6 at 11:41

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