Virtual hosts CNAME redirection problem.

September 8, 2014 1.8k views

I Currently have a apache server running, with multiple sites in it i followed this tutorial, to setup everything, but i having a problem.

Lets say if you access my ip address like you will be redirected to

Now on my DNS settings off all my domains, a have the Following Configurations:

A @ |
CNAME * | @

Now lets say user access a, they will always see a page o or http//

Any ideas on how to fix that?

1 Answer

A wildcard CNAME will direct any subdomain to that IP address. Apache then sends any request that don't match a specific VirtualHost to the default one.

If you don't want any random subdomain to lead to your site, then you can just use individual CNAMES for each subdomain instead of a wildcard. If you want unknow subdomains to redirect to the root domain, you can add a wildcard ServerAlias to the VirtualHost like so:

ServerAlias *
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