cPanel VPS - ip\~username for all accounts go to same site

jonathan4465

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Hello everyone! I'm hoping you can help me out! I've sued cPanel on reseller accounts for a while, but having full root and installing from scratch is new to me, so bear with me.

I've setup cPanel, and I am at the point where I have moved a few sites over from another cPanel using the transfer utility. (transfer using a cPanel username\password)

At this point I have all the sites on the VPS that I want to host for now, but before I setup my custom name servers and redirect DNS, I want to make sure the sites migrated properly.

When I go to "list accounts" I can see all 3 sites. typically if DNS hasn't been redirected yet I can click on the shared IP, which then opens a tab with: http://ip-address/~username/ and each site will display just fine.

However, when I attempt to do this on my new install one site, let's call it "Site 1" open beautifully. The other sites, "site 2" and "site 3" open a tab with the shared ip and correct username, but they display "site 1"

Worth mentioning that site 1 is wordpress and site 2 and site 3 are older joomla sites.

Any ideas??
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

It's possible the rewrite rules associated with the website are not compatible with Apache Mod_UserDir. To avoid this problem, edit the "hosts" file on your workstation to point the domain name to the IP address, instead of using Apache Mod_Userdir to preview the website. Editing the hosts file will let you access the site by typing the domain name into the browser before changing the name servers.

Thank you.
 

jonathan4465

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Hello :)

It's possible the rewrite rules associated with the website are not compatible with Apache Mod_UserDir. To avoid this problem, edit the "hosts" file on your workstation to point the domain name to the IP address, instead of using Apache Mod_Userdir to preview the website. Editing the hosts file will let you access the site by typing the domain name into the browser before changing the name servers.

Thank you.
Thanks for the tip! I did as you instructed and now I get an "internal server error 500"

However, I know it is reading the appropriate directory since the proper favicon is displaying in my browser tab. I am not using an htaccess file so I don't think it's a rewrite issue, but I could be wrong. Any further advice?
 

jonathan4465

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Just as an update, if I switch my php handler from suphp to dso the site comes up, albeit with a huge list of errors.

I will continue to troubleshoot and post any resolutions if found.