Question

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 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!

Show comments

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

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