User:Cyrusty/Web Server

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Pointing Domain to VPS

On your Linode go to DNS Manager Tab then add a Zone and enter the following requirements

Domain - YOUR_DOMAIN_NAME

Email address - YOUR_EMAIL


A/AAAA Records Add a new A/AAAA record and put in Domain name and the ip address of your VPS.

On Domain

On the domain website go to DNS settings and change the name server to this and put the following


ns1.linode.com

ns2.linode.com

ns3.linode.com

ns4.linode.com

ns5.linode.com

On your VPS

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apache2

(check the VPS IP address in the address bar to see if apache web server has worked correctly)






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sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Scroll down to


<Directory /var/www/WEBSITE/INDEX/>

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

AllowOverride None

Require all granted

</Directory>


Also nano into the below and update the line DocumentRoot /var/www/WEBSITE/INDEX to the same directory used above

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

Then save it and enter the following.

sudo service apache2 restart