Lion Server: Default website unreachable after adding second website

After adding a second website, the default website can no longer be loaded. Web-based services such as wikis and profile manager maybe unreachable as well.

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There are several important considerations when using virtual web hosting:

  • The web service will respond to requests based upon the server's ip address the request was received on before the domain name or URL requested is considered.
  • Web based services are only accessible through the default, wildcard site. Services such as Profile Manager will still be running, but unreachable if a second website is assigned to the server's only ip address in the's web section.
  • Additional information regarding virtual web hosting can be viewed at

When using name based virtual web hosting, set each domain IP address to "any" in the web section.

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Last Modified: May 12, 2014
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