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Extra Wordpress website on a sub-domain using NGINX (LEMP)

  • Posted on May 8, 2014
  • tiagoAsked by tiago

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-wordpress-with-nginx-on-ubuntu-12-04

I did this installation few months ago and everything worked fine! Thank you guys!

Later I have changed mymaindomain.com website from “/var/www/” to “/var/www/mymaindomain” – I did change the root on nginx configuration files and everything worked! :)

Now I did repeat the same Wordpress instillation for a second website. This one, I want it to be on a subdomain like this: sub.mymaindomain.com.

So I have repeated the Wordpress installation on this folder “/var/www/SUBmymaindomain”, and created a new Set Up Nginx Server Blocks file with a different name for this website:

server { listen 80; root /var/www/SUBmymaindomain;
index index.php index.html index.htm;
server_name sub.mymaindomain.com; (…)

After this I did activate the Server Block with a new symbolic link and so on… But it seams that’s not enough to make it working. Do i need to do any changes on DigitalOcean DNS setting? Thank you guys!


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I went for the “* – CNAME – @” and i erased the “www – CNAME - @” which worked as expected… ;) thank you!

Thank you a lot @Aidhan and @Andrew SB! <br> <br>Since my subdomain is going to be pro.mydomain.com, what’s the best solution: <br> <br> <br>pro – CNAME – @ , like this: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img836/9021/bpxh.png <br> <br>or <br> <br>* – CNAME – @ , like this: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img834/5687/gvun.png <br> <br>? <br> <br>one more question: is the “www – CNAME - @” a problem? should i remove it? is there something wrong with my DNS configuration? <br> <br>Thank you again for your time – I really hope my question can help also other DigitalOcean users!

Looks like you’re on the right path, but you will need to make a DNS change to get subdomains working. You need to set a CNAME record. If you don’t have subdomains running on a different server, the simplest thing to do is to just set a wildcard CNAME pointing to the main IP: <br> <br>* – CNAME – @ <br> <br>Then you can create as many subdomains as you need on that server without touching DNS again. <br> <br>Check out: <br> <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-and-test-dns-subdomains-with-digitalocean-s-dns-panel