I keep forgetting, so I'm sure this will help me later, and maybe be useful to others.
If you use the
sites-enabled directories in Apache's
/etc/apache2/ directory, here's how to get the files properly booted in.
Go to the
/etc/apache2/sites-available directory and create a new file.
For example, a file named
example.com with the contents:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/example.com/trunk </VirtualHost>
Then change directories to
which of your virtual hosts will actually be booted into Apache when it starts
up (opposed to simply exist for organizational reasons). This can be useful when
you want to maintain virtual-host configuration files, but don't want the sites
to be live, or are in a deployment process (or something).
Now that you're in
/etc/apache2/sites-enabled, link your newly created file:
ln -s ../sites-available/example.com example.com
Restart Apache (using
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart), and it'll get booted
This is pretty handy to keep multiple-sites organized.
Note that I didn't need to
ln command. This is due to my default
root) having the required permissions. Depending on your own
permissions, you may need to use
sudo on it.