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hello dear fellows 


currently struggle with Webadmin:  after creating a new vhost i get this error message

Failed to create virtual server : A virtual server with the same name and port already exists


but believe it or not - in the list of vhosts it does not appear. 


how to go on  - what to do? 


Any idea !? 

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hello dear requinix many thanks for the quick reply.

i am really happy to hear from you.  Youre right!! Sure  thing!

but believe it or not - in the list of the allready existing  vhosts it does not appear. 


how to go on  - what to do? 

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first of all - i  will update the webmin-tool 
will have a closer look if i get rid of this behaviour
found  two great documentations - here
the howTo on digitalocean is very clear and concise: 
see the steps the guys suggest to do in this set  up: 


Step One — Create the Directory Structure


The first step that we are going to take is to make a directory structure that will hold the site data that we will be serving to visitors.

Step Two — Grant Permissions



Now we have the directory structure for our files, but they are owned by our root user. If we want our regular user to be able to modify files in our web directories, we can change the ownership by doing this:
sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /var/www/example.com/public_html
sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /var/www/test.com/public_html
The $USER variable will take the value of the user you are currently logged in as when you press Enter. By doing this, our regular user now owns the public_html subdirectories where we will be storing our content.

Step Three — Create Demo Pages for Each Virtual Host



We have our directory structure in place. Let's create some content to serve.

We're just going for a demonstration, so our pages will be very simple. We're just going to make an index.html page for each site.

Let's start with example.com. We can open up an index.html file in our editor by typing:

nano /var/www/example.com/public_html/index.html
In this file, create a simple HTML document that indicates the site it is connected to. My file looks like this:

    <title>Welcome to Example.com!</title>
    <h1>Success!  The example.com virtual host is working!</h1>



Step Four — Create New Virtual Host Files

Step Five — Enable the New Virtual Host Files


Now that we have created our virtual host files, we must enable them. Apache includes some tools that allow us to do this.
We can use the a2ensite tool to enable each of our sites like this

Step Six — Set Up Local Hosts File (Optional)

Step Seven — Test your Results


Now that you have your virtual hosts configured, you can test your setup easily by going to the domains that you configured in your web browser:


end of the citation of digitalocean - the great howTo : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-16-04


well i will follow these steps and will have a closer look at the results... 


will come back and report all the findings 


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