Subdomain with VestaCP

  • Posted November 22, 2018
  • DNS

I have a droplet with VestaCP installed on it, several clients have their sites there.

Now I want to point a subdomain to one of those site (actually it’s also my site). I try a lot of differente setups but without luck.

Let’s say that the site is and I want to access the same site from What should I do? Do I only need to change DigitailOcean DNS records, or it’s only done in Vesta or maybe in both?

What I’ve tryed: 1- Create a CNAME in DigitalOcean named app that is an alias of (the problem of doing this is that it takes me to the default site in vesta not the one I want)

2- Create a new WebSite in Vesta named and DigitalOcean create a A record named that points to my droplet ip

3- Create a CNAME recrord in Vesta, in the DNS section of

I’m a newbie on this, I’ve read a lot that leads me to the test I made but I can’t make it work

Thank you!


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Hey friend,

VestaCP does not have any way to do this without either cloning the site into a second directory or manually changing your web server configurations. Manually changing your web server configurations should only be an action that you take when you no longer wish to use a control panel like VestaCP, as you need the two to be in sync to ensure that problems do not arise later.