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Wilcard DNS

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by corman420, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. corman420

    corman420 Guest


    I am trying to enable wildcard DNS so I can use a simple index.php file to redirect according to a subdomain. Simple enough. (Obviously I replaced domain.com with my domain, I havent posted it for security reasons...)

    I created a vhost.conf file in the /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/conf/ directory with the following:
    <VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName www.domain.com
    ServerAlias domain.com
    ServerAlias *.domain.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/

    I then followed with this command:
    # /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/websrvmng -av

    But now I receive the following output:
    [root@server conf]# /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/websrvmng -av
    Syntax error on line 1 of /var/www/vhosts/nstakeout.com/conf/vhost.conf:
    <VirtualHost> cannot occur within <VirtualHost> section
    websrvmng: Service /etc/init.d/httpd failed to gracefully restart
    websrvmng: Service /etc/init.d/httpd failed to gracefully restart

    I then have to remove the vhosts file, and do the /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/websrvmng -av command and then /etc/init.d/httpd reload to get my server back up.

    What am I doing wrong?
  2. corman420

    corman420 Guest

    Nevermind, I figured it out :)

    All I need in the vhost.conf file is this:

    ServerAlias *.domain.com

    And create a CNAME record in Plesk:

    That's it :)