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


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

       a2dissite [ [-q|--quiet] 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 base.


       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.




       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)