virtualmin can't change default website

Hi guys,

I was hoping you could help me with changing the default website on my webmin (latest stable version) on Ubuntu 14.04LTS.

When I select a new website that I want to have as default, I get this error:

Making website the default …
… failed : Cannot handle swap between /etc/apache2/sites-available/ and /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/

all files in /etc/apache/sites-available have same rights (-rwxr-x— 1 root root).

I was trying to look for a detailed log why did it not succeed, but didn’t get it.

Thanks for your kind help.



Hmm, I’m not quite sure what might cause that – I’ve asked Jamie for some additional input.



Okay, if you run a “ls -l /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/”, all the files in there should be symlinks to the actual files located in “/etc/apache/sites-available/”.

Is that the case on your system there?

Jamie mentioned that if the conf files for the domains in question weren’t symlinks, that could potentially cause that problem.


Hi Eric,

you’re the MAN! the files were in both directories. I put them all into /etc/apache2/sites-available/ and created only links to sites-enabled. Since then it works just fine.

Thanks a lot!