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


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

       a2dissite [-q|--quiet] [-m|--maintmode] [-p|--purge] [ site ]


       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.


       -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


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


              a2dissite 000-default

       Disables the default site.


              Directory with files giving information on available sites.

              Directory with links to the files in sites-available for enabled sites.


       apache2ctl(8), a2enmod(8), a2dismod(8), a2enconf(8), a2disconf(8).


       This manual page was written by Stefan  Fritsch  <>  (based  on  the  a2enmod
       manual page by Daniel Stone <>) for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.

                                           8 June 2007                                A2ENSITE(8)