Apache2 subdomains not working

  • Posted on August 29, 2014
  • RoemerAsked by Roemer

Hi everyone,

I’ve been having a lot of issues with subdomain configuration in Apache. I’ve followed various tutorials but there must be something I’m doing wrong.

I want to configure

My DNS configuration is as follows:

A Host: @ IP: my droplets IP

A Host: talk. (period after talk) IP: my droplets IP

CNAME Name: * Hostname: @

CNAME Name: *.talk Hostname: (period)

My apache configuration is as follows (this is the configuration file for the only enabled domain. and work fine)


<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin ServerName ServerAlias DocumentRoot /var/www/ </VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot /var/www/ ServerName </VirtualHost>

Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance!

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The first thing that I notice is that you have a “talk” CNAME which is not needed because you are using " * to @ " which points all of your * to your server. So you can remove the “talk” CNAME as it is not needed.

For the virtual host part I would read over the following site and follow STEP FIVE.

Make sure to enable the virtual host once you complete!