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Subdomains not working with nginx

Posted February 6, 2014 13.9k views
I'm trying to setup subdomains in my droplet but they not seem to work. I've followed the tutorials (all of them I believe). I have two domain names pointing to the server: domain1.com and domain2.com. domain1.com works fine. domain2.com works fine. whatever.domain2.com redirects to domain1.com page. whatever.domain1.com redirects to domain1.com. I've setup DO DNSs and nginx config files to handle all domains and subdomains but they don't seem to work. Is it a DNS issue or a nginx issue? I don't know where else to look! Thanks.

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I'm 100% sure you missed one important step to make it work. DNS record!!

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-and-test-dns-subdomains-with-digitalocean-s-dns-panel

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-do-i-setup-subdomains-for-my-droplet

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2861372/mydomain-com-a-record-or-cname

It is exactly the same way you create your first vhost domain. The only difference is that you are going to add Cname or A record to your subdomain as indicated in the above link 3
What's the actual domain name and what subdomains aren't working?
Sorry for the delay.

I realized I had a wrong CNAME record. I was entering '@' instead of 'subdomain.domain1.com'

Now I'm not redirected, but the pages are not found.
Have you tried restarting nginx?
Yep. And still not working.
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