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

  • Posted January 19, 2014

I have some virtual hosts / domains On 1 Droplet and need to bind several domans to 1 of vhosts

Let it be

I see 2 options:

Add to /DNS menu domain with CNAME records: CNAME CNAME

and also add to /DNS domains and just with A records

and set digitalocean nameservers to domain names

Add to /DNS domains ,, with A records

In httpd.conf:

<VirtualHost *.80> ServerName ServerAlias ServerAlias </VirtualHost>

Is it correct? What would be better?


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Hello, <br> <br>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). <br> <br>Option 2 will work fine in case you are using name based virtual hosting. <br> <br>However, please note that you can not set CNAME on root domain ( CNAME to, but only for its hostnames.