WWW to non-www Lamp Stack redirect not working

Posted February 20, 2021 420 views
ApacheLAMP StackUbuntu 20.04

I have a droplet that I am trying to get www to redirect to the non-www domain. I have A records for both and and they both point to the correct IP address. When I connect to the www subdomain, I am currently receiving a connection refused page but nothing is showing in the access or error.log.
I have configured the site to be virtual host and have AllowedOverride All for the directory. Inside the root of it, I do have a .htaccess with the WWW redirect. No luck. Any suggestions?
Any and all resources I have looked at are saying it should work, so I must be missing something.

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Hi there,

The configuration looks correct, what I could suggest is double-checking your DNS records and making sure that the www version has a CNAME record pointing to your main domain name.

You can use this DNS tool here to check your active DNS records: