Several domains -> 1 Virtual host : CNAME or ServerAlias ?

January 19, 2014 5.1k views
I have some virtual hosts / domains On 1 Droplet and need to bind several domans to 1 of vhosts Let it be site1-bla-bla-1.com site1-bla-bla-2.com site1-bla-bla-3.com I see 2 options: 1. Add to /DNS menu domain site1-bla-bla-1.com with CNAME records: CNAME site1-bla-bla-2.com. site1-bla-bla-1.com CNAME site1-bla-bla-3.com. site1-bla-bla-1.com and also add to /DNS domains site1-bla-bla-2.com and site1-bla-bla-3.com just with A records and set digitalocean nameservers to domain names 2. Add to /DNS domains site1-bla-bla-1.com , site1-bla-bla-2.com, site1-bla-bla-3.com with A records In httpd.conf: ServerName site1-bla-bla-1.com ServerAlias site1-bla-bla-2.com ServerAlias site1-bla-bla-3.com Is it correct? What would be better?
1 Answer
Hello,

Option 1 will only work if your website is being served without name based virtual hosting (browse your site using its IP address; if you can see your site, it is name based virtual hosting and therefore this will work).

Option 2 will work fine in case you are using name based virtual hosting.

However, please note that you can not set CNAME on root domain (example.com CNAME to otherhost.blabla.com), but only for its hostnames.
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