Website Default Page

Landing Page in Virtualmin

Upon setting up a virtual server using Virtualmin, a default landing page is created. This page serves multiple purposes and provides information about the status of the website and server configuration in general.

Types of Default Pages

  1. Enabled

    • This page signifies that the virtual server or website is active and correctly set up.
    • The domain name displayed on the default page should correspond to the domain name used in the URL. If it doesn't, it may hint at a misconfiguration.

  2. Disabled

    • Virtualmin allows server administrators to disable virtual servers for a variety of reasons.
    • When a server is disabled, its default page will indicate this status, providing clarity for both administrators and end-users.

  3. Host Default Page

    • This default page confirms that the webserver is operational.
    • It is automatically generated post the setup of the host default domain by Virtualmin.
    • If this page is displayed in a production environment and the domain mentioned in the URL doesn't match the domain at the top of this page, it might suggest that the webserver's configuration is amiss. The troubleshooting section can guide you in diagnosing and resolving the issue.


  • Virtualmin itself does not deliver the website default page and is not a hosting provider. It provides the server control panel that aids in the management of websites. Concerns regarding accounts or a disabled site should be directed towards the respective hosting provider.

  • The presence of the appropriate domain name on the default page is vital. An inconsistency between the domain name on the default page and the one used in the URL could point towards an issue in the server configuration.

Troubleshooting Guidelines

  1. Domain Match: Ensure that the domain name mentioned on the default page matches the domain name used in the URL. A mismatch might hint at a misconfiguration. Verify that the IP address for the webserver and DNS are correctly configured. If IPv6 is enabled, ensure that both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are configured correctly and consistently for both the webserver and DNS.

  2. Domain Propagation: If you've recently set up or moved your domain, ensure that it has fully propagated. Domain propagation can take anywhere from a few hours to 48 hours. Make sure that the DNS settings are correctly pointing to your server. Misconfigured DNS can lead to issues in reaching the intended website.

  3. Webserver Logs: Consult server logs for any errors or hints regarding the misconfiguration. They can provide detailed insights into what might be going wrong.

Should you continue to face issues, consider reaching out to Virtualmin's support community or your hosting provider for more specialized assistance.