Adding a Site

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Go to the Web > Sites > Add a site menu.

Administration interface: list of sites
Administration interface: list of sites

If you are starting from scratch you can take advantage of our application library by going to Web > Sites > Install an application.

  • Name: used for display purposes in the alwaysdata administration interface, it is purely for information purposes,
  • Addresses: the addresses used to reach your site (*.example.org for catch-alls),

Adding all the addresses in this menu is mandatory to access them as sites:

  • for example, to access a website on www.exemple.org and example.org both addresses must be added,
  • entering your domain in the Domains menu is not enough either. Even for a domain using our DNS services.

Also, if the domain does not use our DNS servers, you will need to create DNS records with the DNS provider.

Add a site: general
Add a site: general

Adding the site will not create the root directory, it has to be created by remote access.

PHP, Static Files and Custom Apache websites are served by Apache. Python WSGI, Ruby Rack and Ruby on Rails <= 2.x use uWSGI.

  • SSL: redirect HTTP to HTTPS,

    Add a site: SSL
    Add a site: SSL

  • WAF: configure the application firewall,

    Add a site: WAF
    Add a site: WAF

  • Cache: set up the HTTP cache,

    Add a site: HTTP cache
    Add a site: HTTP cache

  • Logs: customize HTTP logs,

    Add a site: HTTP logs
    Add a site: HTTP logs

  • Advanced.

    Add a site: advanced
    Add a site: advanced


HTTP logs are available from directory $HOME/admin/logs/http/. The site logs showing “upstream” web site starts, stops and malfunctions are available from $HOME/admin/logs/sites/.