Without www my sites workes fine, without I can't login with my username and password.

  • Posted May 27, 2014


When I log in to my site WITHOUT www. it works fine, but whenever I visit the site with www. the same username and password don’t seem to work. I added www as a A record in the DNS, without it I could even only visit the website without www.

It’s hosted on Ubuntu 14.04 and the application is written in Ruby on Rails.


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Right, to access www.your-domain.tld you need to set up either an A record or CNAME pointing to it. Your password issue is perplexing though. I’m having a hard time imagining what would cause that! I’d suggest redirecting the www subdomain back to the main one, as it’s usually a good idea to pick one or the other either way. <br> <br>Since you’re using Rails, I imagine you’re also using Nginx? Edit your configuration to add a new server block that sets up a redirect from www to the root domain. It would look something like: <br> <br><pre> <br>server { <br> listen 80; <br> server_name www.your-domain.tld; <br> return 301 http://your-domain.tld$request_uri; <br>} <br> <br>server { <br> listen 80; <br> server_name your-domain.tld; <br> # And whatever else… <br>} <br></pre>