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Wildcard sub domains?

  • Posted February 21, 2013

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

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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. <br> <br>So for your vhost, something such as the following should get you going. <br> <br><VirtualHost 99.99.99.99> <br>DocumentRoot /path/to/home/folder <br>… <br>ServerAlias .yourdomain.ext <br>ServerName www.yourdomain.ext <br>CustomLog domlogs/yourdomain.ext combined <br>… <br></VirtualHost> <br> <br> <br>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. <br> <br>For your WildCard DNS entry, it should look something like: <br> <br> <br>.yourdomain.ext. 14400 IN A 99.99.99.99 <br> <br>- OR - <br> <br> 14400 IN A 99.99.99.99 <br> <br> <br>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