Failed to create alias of domain

OS type and version: CentOS Linux 7.9.2009
Webmin version: 1.981
Virtualmin version: 6.17 Pro

Hi All,

I have a problem creating alias domains, probably easiest to describe using a path of my actions.

I create a virtual server called, for example “”
All appears to complete without error (and other sites created work without issue, including certs.)

If I then try to create an alias of that domain “” the progress on screen appears to continue normally until “Creating SSL certificate and private key …” where it stops and the following is displayed


Failed to create virtual server : Failed to open /home/new-domain/domains/ : No such file or directory


I have checked an there is a directory there called “domains” but it is empty.

Since this seems to involve certificates I have tried to create to create the main virtual server without selecting “Setup Apache SSL website” but the result is the same.

I have read in the forums that this could be due to exceeding the quota but this was on a new VH with 1gig quota. Also some have mentioned lack of memory but the server has over 10 gig free.

I saw a post that said this was a known issue but was resolved 18 months or so ago.

So, obviously I am doing something wrong. Anyone have any ideas please.

Thanks for reading this,

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