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Fresh install problems (5 posts)

  1. polle001
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Hi everyone, I just installed a fresh copy of WPMU 2.7.1, the process finished correctly and I can access admin, without any problem.

    The thing is that when I create a blog and visit it, I get:
    Can’t open the page “” because Safari can’t find the server “”.

    Trying to follow the install instructions I have some problems, as I dont have some of the lines required to change.

    For Apache:
    When opening the httpd.conf file for my domain....

    1. Make sure a line like the following appears in your httpd.conf
    "LoadModule rewrite_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/"
    I dont have it, but mod rewrite is working correctly in my htaccess
    Should I just paste the line like that no matter where ?

    2. In the <Directory> directive of your virtual host, look for this
    "AllowOverride None"
    and change it to
    "AllowOverride FileInfo Options"
    I dont have that line, so I cant change it
    Should I just paste it like that between any of the 4 <Directory> directives ?

    3. In the <VirtualHost> section of the config file for your host there
    will be a line defining the hostname. You need to add the following
    if you want virtual hosts to work properly:
    "ServerAlias *.domain.tld"
    Replace domain.tld with whatever your one is, and remove the quotes.
    Did it, but no changes for the result.

    For DNS:
    If you want to host blogs of the form http://blog.domain.tld/ where
    domain.tld is the domain name of your machine then you must add a
    wildcard record to your DNS records.
    This usually means adding a "*" hostname record pointing at your
    webserver in your DNS configuration tool.
    Can someone point me to a more accurate way of doing this ?
    In the DNS settings for a domain, if I just add a record, I need to select a record type, which one should I select ?
    For domain name just add the * in the box and for IP address the IP is now working for the domain ?

    Thanks in advance for anyone helping me.

  2. andrea_r
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Free install ebook here. Goes over all that in detail.

    Now, my only other question is: is this on a live server or locally?

  3. phobiadhs
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Just so that it is documented here without having to jump through hoops, the record type you are looking at will be an A record.

  4. polle001
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Thanks andrea, that helped me getting it to work. Just one problem.

    Are there not permitted sub domains ?

    I created 3 to test.

    ar, es and mx as subdomains, ar and mx work fine, but es does not, I get a failed to open "can’t find the server “”.

    Why the other 2 load correctly and the es did not ? any ideas ?


  5. polle001
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Never mind, it seems named was off in my server and that caused the problem.

    Everything working now.


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