WordPress Subdomain admin URL redirecting to main site

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:, and 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 (the standard WP admin login interface), I’m redirected to Of course the easy work-around is to simply use the full path to the login page (, 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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Maybe the uses the database. Also you can check in general settings in WordPress the folder path and domain field.

Hi @scz,

It seems to me that you haven’t added the virtual host file for 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:

Additionally, while writing the answer, I had another idea. It’s possible you have your home and site URLs in your’s database set as 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