How can I include the www. in my domain?

August 17, 2016 204 views
Apache Configuration Management Ubuntu

I can access to the web like: but if I try , it says: page not found or something like that. I'm building right now a multi site with apache virtual host and I can't find how to do it in my new domain, any help? :)


2 Answers

Also you need to create a DNS record to your (www) subdomain.

For intance: is your domain (zone) and is your subdomain such as or, but the commonly used subdomain is www by convention.

Let's say you have a A record in your DNS for your domain like this

@    A

People can reach your site just typing in the URL bar of the browser. Now if you need to expose your site as you can do this in several ways, these are two of them.

  1. By adding a new A record in your DNS zone.

    www    A
  2. By adding a CNAME record in your DNS zone.

    www    CNAME @

I would prefer the option 2 but it's your choice.

Hope this helps you. :)

Add ServerAlias to your virtual host file to listen on www.

For example:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
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