www. CNAME not working on my site

I have a single site setup on an Ubuntu 14.04 site running LAMP. My site is coded using the Laravel framework if that matters, and I managed to get it all to work using my laravel directory in the var/www folder, etc. I setup a CNAME too in order for to redirect to (the non-www domain works wonderfully) but the CNAME redirect doesn’t work.

The CNAME is ‘www’ and the host is ‘@’ (or in my case, ‘’). I think this is a problem with the apache configuration files, but I don’t know where to look. Any help that points me in the direction of where to look would be much appreciated!

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Your CNAME looks fine. You are correct that it is an issue with your Apache config. If I remember my Apache correctly, you can just add a ServerAlias directive.

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