Hello - I’m experiencing an issue with a WordPress site that I’d like to understand and fix.

I have a droplet that hosts two WordPress sites, my main site, as well as a client review site on a subdomain (ex: www.abc.com, and clientdev.abc.com). The droplet was created with the standard Digital Ocean Marketplace 1-Click app, and the subdomain site was added by me later. Both sites seem to work fine, however, I noticed yesterday that when I browse to clientdev.abc.com/wp-admin (the standard WP admin login interface), I’m redirected to www.abc.com/wp-admin. Of course the easy work-around is to simply use the full path to the login page (clientdev.abc.com/wp-login.php), but I’m new to managing an apache server and would like to understand why this is happening.

Any assistance appreciated!

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Hi @scz,

It seems to me that you haven’t added the virtual host file for clientdev.abc.com properly or just that something is missing. Can you please further inspect there to see if everything is configured correctly?

If you are not sure how it is supposed to work, I’ll recommend checking out the following article as reference:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-18-04

Additionally, while writing the answer, I had another idea. It’s possible you have your home and site URLs in your clientdev.abc.com’s database set as abc.com which is why you are being redirected on accessing wp-admin. I’ll recommend checking out the databases of your Dev website and seeing if you have those configured there.

Regards,
KFSys

by Lisa Tagliaferri
This tutorial will guide you through setting up multiple domains and websites using Apache virtual hosts on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. During this process, you’ll learn how to serve different content to different visitors depending on which domains they are requesting.

Maybe the clientdev.abc.com uses the www.abc.com database.
Also you can check clientdev.abc.com in general settings in WordPress the folder path and domain field.

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