A2ENSITE

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 8 June 2007
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NAME

a2ensite, a2dissite - enable or disable an apache2 site / virtual host  

SYNOPSIS

a2ensite [ [-q|--quiet] site]

a2dissite [ [-q|--quiet] site]  

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the a2ensite and a2dissite commands.

a2ensite is a script that enables the specified site (which contains a <VirtualHost> block) within the apache2 configuration. It does this by creating symlinks within /etc/apache2/sites-enabled. Likewise, a2dissite disables a site by removing those symlinks. It is not an error to enable a site which is already enabled, or to disable one which is already disabled.

Apache treats the very first virtual host enabled specially as every request not matching any actual directive is being redirected there. Thus it should be called 000-default in order to sort before the remaining hosts to be loaded first.  

OPTIONS

-q, --quiet
Don't show informative messages.
-m, --maintmode
Enables the maintainer mode, that is the program invocation is effectuated automatically by a maintainer script. This switch should not be used by end users. -p, --purge When disabling a module, purge all traces of the module in the internal state data base.
 

EXIT STATUS

a2ensite and a2dissite exit with status 0 if all sites are processed successfully, 1 if errors occur, 2 if an invalid option was used.  

EXAMPLES

a2dissite 000-default

Disables the default site.  

FILES

/etc/apache2/sites-available
Directory with files giving information on available sites.
/etc/apache2/sites-enabled
Directory with links to the files in sites-available for enabled sites.
 

SEE ALSO

apache2ctl(8).  

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Stefan Fritsch <sf@debian.org> (based on the a2enmod manual page by Daniel Stone <daniel@sfarc.net>) for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXIT STATUS
EXAMPLES
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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