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My subdomain showing me main website?

Im trying to create a subdomain and the main domain is a wordpress site!

Whenever i try to configure as shown in digitalocean tutorials and same in all other tutorials to create a subdomain, my subdomain shows me the content of my main domain.

Eg: my main domain is “https://example.com” and i want to create “https://forum.example.com” but it shows me my root site

I edit the vhosts as per the tutorials but still no luck, take a look vhost file:

<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin info@example.com ServerName hi.example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/hi.example.com/public_html

    <Directory /var/www/hi.example.com/public_html/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
    </Directory>

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

</VirtualHost>

Please someone help me, im trying this from weeks! Appreciate your help!


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Hello,

The Vhost looks correct. What you might be missing is:

  • First make sure that the file permissions and ownership in the /var/www/hi.example.com/ folder are setup correctly so that the Apache user has read and write access to the files
  • Then as this is a wordpress website, make sure to run a search and replace for your database for https://yourdomain.com to be replaced with https://hi.yourdomain.com (you could do that for both http and https)
  • Then check your .htaccess file and make sure that there are no redirects there

Note: of course before running the search and replace make sure to backup your database in case anything goes wrong!

Hope that this helps! Bobby