How to create a subdomain in Apache , Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed Apache, Mysql, Webmin & also configured DNS settings for the primary domain but however I want to create a staging site first .i.e. and then want to make the site live.

I already checked so many articles on Digital Ocean’s forum. Every one has different approach & this all makes it very confusing.

I read these posts but it all seems to have messed up. Can some one please provide an easy way to deal with this?

Thanks in Advance.

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  1. Create an A record for your sub-domain that points to your droplet
  2. Create a .config file for your sub-domain site in /etc/apache2/sites-available
  3. Create the directory for your site in /var/www (or wherever you said it was in the config file)
  4. Enable the site in apache with: sudo a2ensite (or whatever you named your site in the config)
  5. reload apache: sudo service apache2 reload

NOTE: the DNS record you create might take awhile to propagate, so be patient…sleep on it before panicking and re-editing all of your files…

Maybe this if you want to use .htaccess:

<VirtualHost *:80>
	ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
	DocumentRoot /var/www/staging
	ServerName   (or whatever name you gave it)

	<Directory /var/www/staging>
		Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
		AllowOverride all
		Order allow,deny
		allow from all
                Require all granted

	ErrorLog ${APACHELOGDIR}/error.log
	CustomLog ${APACHELOGDIR}/error.log/access.log combined


Maybe use A records instead of CName…

When you create your a records, you just need to put in the sub-domain (calis) rather than the full domain (