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Non www domain name resolves to www intermittently

My site is www.recipehearth.com, the domain name with the “www” resolves fine every time. If you type in only: recipehearth.com , it will either take you to a blank screen or occasionally it will resolve correctly to http://www.recipehearth.com as it is supposed to.

The fact that the domain recipehearth.com does not resolve correctly to www.recipehearth.com every time is what my problem is.

<strong>Setup:</strong> WordPress 3.7.1 LAMP stack (Ubuntu 12.10)

<strong>What I’ve done so far:</strong> -Activated htaccess in Apache (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-the-htaccess-file) -Reviewed my htaccess file and made sure I am using the standard configuration. <pre># BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /index.php [L] </IfModule>

END WordPress</pre>

<strong>Not sure if this matters:</strong> -If you tell it to go to a page/or login such as recipehearth.com/blueberry-sorbet-macarons/ it will go with no issues, even though the www is not in the address. -My site is not located in /var/www it is in /home/wordpress/public_html

Any thoughts or ideas on what this could be are appreciated!


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When you created your cloud server, what hostname did you assign to your droplet in the DigitalOcean control panel? You may need to swap the values for your <code>ServerName</code> and <code>ServerAlias</code> directives, if you specified a hostname of <code>recipehearth.com</code>. <br> <br>Then, execute: <br><pre>sudo service apache2 restart</pre>

Yes, I’ve seen that tutorial. The only item that was of help in it was regarding the apache configuration file in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/www.recipehearth.com. I made two changes; 1)Servername www.recipehearth.com 2) ServerAlias recipehearth.com (oddly recipehearth.com was resolving just fine shortly after making the adjustment to this file, now it is back to being intermittent) <br> <br>Was there something else you were trying to point out?

Check out <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/one-click-install-wordpress-on-ubuntu-12-10-with-digitalocean”>One-Click Install WordPress on Ubuntu 12.10 with DigitalOcean</a>.