NOTE: This is related to my question: "Apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration?".
I'm trying to test a local site, locally. As I understand Apache 2 (and perhaps Apache as well) has something called
VirtualHost. My little bit of understanding tells me that virtualhosting is a way where one server/IP address can serve multiple domains.
Anyway, I'm getting the following error when running Apache 2's
configtest to see where I'm failing. I'm running Apache 2.4.10-1, and it seems there are a lot of changes which have happened between Apache 2.2 and Apache 2.4 which I'm not aware of.
$ sudo apache2ctl configtest [sudo] password for shirish: AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1. Set the 'ServerName' directive globally to suppress this message Syntax OK
This is the
$ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 debian mini
I also see an empty
/etc/hosts.conf file. Perhaps the data in
/etc/hosts needs to be copied to
/etc/hosts.conf for the server to take cognizance?
$ hostname debian
This is the configuration file of the site:
$ cat /etc/apache2/sites-available/minidebconfindia.conf <VirtualHost mini:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www/html/in2014.mini/website <Directory /> Options +FollowSymLinks +Includes Require all granted </Directory> <Directory /var/www/html/in2014.mini/website/> Options +Indexes +FollowSymLinks +MultiViews +Includes Require all granted </Directory> </VirtualHost>
I also read about binding to addresses and ports, but I haven't understood that well for multiple reasons. It doesn't give/share an example as to in which file those lines need to be put and what will come before and after. An example would have been much better.
I did that and restarted the server, but I still get the same error.
~$ sudo apache2ctl configtest AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1. Set the 'ServerName' directive globally to suppress this message Syntax OK
It seems there are three configuration files in Debian that I need to know and understand.
/etc/apache2$ ls *.conf apache2.conf ports.conf
/etc/apache2/conf.d$ ls *.conf httpd.conf
Apparently, apache2.conf IS the global configuration file while the httpd.conf is a user-configuration file. There is also ports.conf. Both apache2.conf and ports.conf are at the defaults except I have changed the loglevel of Apache from
I tried one another thing:
$ sudo apache2ctl -S AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1. Set the 'ServerName' directive globally to suppress this message VirtualHost configuration: 127.0.1.1:80 debian (/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/minidebconfindia.conf:1) *:80 127.0.1.1 (/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf:1) ServerRoot: "/etc/apache2" Main DocumentRoot: "/var/www/html" Main ErrorLog: "/var/log/apache2/error.log" Mutex watchdog-callback: using_defaults Mutex default: dir="/var/lock/apache2" mechanism=fcntl Mutex mpm-accept: using_defaults PidFile: "/var/run/apache2/apache2.pid" Define: DUMP_VHOSTS Define: DUMP_RUN_CFG User: name="www-data" id=33 Group: name="www-data" id=33
Maybe somebody has more insight.