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Inexistent subdomain fallback

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by JulienI, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. JulienI

    JulienI Guest

    Im running a VPS @ Media Temple but something is bothering me with my setup.

    Inexistant subdomains on all my domains revert back to the main domain, ex :

    (1) doesnotexist.example.com -> www.maindomain.com

    I would expect it to be something like :

    (2) doesnotexist.example.com -> www.example.com

    (3) or even better throw a not found or something equivalent.

    I've tried solutions involving modifying vhost.conf, but I find it cumbersome because it has to be done on every single subdomain. Surely theres a streamlined way to do this?

    Also, what is the recommended behavior between (2) & (3)?

  2. Satoriya

    Satoriya Guest

    You can create a wildcard subdomain for example.com domain http://kb.odin.com/en/2239
    that will serve as catch all subdomain for all non-existing subdomains.
  3. JulienI

    JulienI Guest

    Hi, thanks for your answer, you can see its been a while since this thread was started, however its not really the solution I was hoping for.

    Its cumbersome to add that kind of wild card on all my domains, plus id rather have 404s since it messes up with GoogleMaps API. That means a lot of fiddling with apache config or htaccess's.

    This "Main domain" catch-all-even-on-other-domains wildcard must be set somewhere in the settings or there must be a global way to avoid this no? Im really stumped on this issue :(
  4. SoroushS

    SoroushS Guest

    This answer dose not work