Wildcard sub domains?

February 21, 2013 9.1k views
Hi there, can anyone explain to me exactly what I need to do to set up sub domains / wildcard sub domains? ie. What I need to do to the DNS and Apache? Thanks in advance, Francis PS. On an ubuntu vps
2 Answers
If you're not using a control panel, then you'd simply create an A entry using * as the entry instead of a name and then setup *.yourdomain.ext in your Apache vhost configuration.

So for your vhost, something such as the following should get you going.

DocumentRoot /path/to/home/folder
ServerAlias *.yourdomain.ext
ServerName www.yourdomain.ext
CustomLog domlogs/yourdomain.ext combined

The ServerName & ServerAlias are what you want to pay attention to. The ... are just in there for separation and should *not* be added to your vhost configuration.

For your WildCard DNS entry, it should look something like:

*.yourdomain.ext. 14400 IN A

- OR -

* 14400 IN A

It depends on how your registrar allows you to enter DNS records.
Im thinking you just setup DNS and then you just need to tell apache the different sites with virtualhosts
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