Question

Apache2 subdomains not working

  • Posted August 29, 2014

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 talk.mydomain.com

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: talk.mydomain.com. (period)

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

ServerName mydomain.com

<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin me@email.com ServerName mydomain.com ServerAlias www.mydomain.com DocumentRoot /var/www/mydomain.com/public_html </VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot /var/www/mydomain.com/public_html/talk ServerName talk.mydomain.com </VirtualHost>

Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance!

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Hello,

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 *.domain.com 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.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-12-04-lts

Make sure to enable the virtual host once you complete!

Roman

Hello,

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 *.domain.com 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.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-12-04-lts

Make sure to enable the virtual host once you complete!

Roman