Be careful if you’re using a conf.d directory with Apache. Your default site for visitors hitting the IP directly or with HTTP/1.0 will get whichever site is alphabetically first or perhaps even a random one on some platforms. If that’s an internal-only site that’s restricted with DNS views or the like you could be exposing data.
<p>I propose the following as best practices: Create a conf.first directory in parallel with conf.d . Move the file you’d like to be the default into conf.first. Then modify the main httpd.conf to include:</p> <p>Include conf.first/*.conf<br />
<p>There, you’ve maintained the ease of auto-configuration of hosts but now have explicit control over your default site.