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DNS or other Problem? (8 posts)

  1. Ric37r
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have installed WPMU and everything seems ok from an admin point of veiw, i can login and create posts etc as the admin.

    But when i create another account all seems to go well but the activation link from the email does not work. Now having read some of the other posts it would appear to be a DNS error. Because no matter what prefix(subdomain) i use it wont load any pages other than an error page ie:

    http://rabbitsnbytes.co.uk works fine for admin login but
    http://rich.rabbitsnbytes.co.uk does not and gets an error page.

    Now i've checked my installation and all seems well, infact i've done installed it 3 times with the same error each time, when i had purely wordpress i had no problem but there again i had no subdomain to worry about.

    Could someone please provide the answer to why the subs dont work and a clear way to correct this.

    regards

    Richard

  2. visitsite
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Hi,
    Looks like you dont have vhost enabled. Ask your admin to enable vhost and wildcard A record entry.

    If both are done, you can access anything.rabbitsnbytes.co.uk
    and .htaccess rewrites to anypage desired.

    A lot of references in this forum, that may help you.

  3. Ric37r
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    ok looking at my wp-config.php it says:

    define('VHOST', 'yes');

    is this what you are referring to?

    and what do you mean by wildcard an entry?

    Please be specific having read to many of the other posts that are to vague, with the files to go through, apache, php settings and everything else done by myself i'm not exactly stupid but without a line and file to focus on it makes it heavy going.

    I appreciate all help but to a n00b server admin its a uphill task!

    regards

    Richard

  4. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Google for "wildcard dns" or look at Matt's post here: http://photomatt.net/2003/10/10/wildcard-dns-and-sub-domains/

    That should help you understand!

  5. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    That post Matt made has been used about 200 times, lol. I bet he never thought it would be so popular.

  6. Ric37r
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Ok i've read matts comments and tried to change the bind but i dont get anything at all coming up as http://www.rabbitsnbytes.db, in have a VPS and bind just shows as local host as in

    localhost.zone
    named.ca
    named.local

    this are the 3 files in var/named and there are 2 directories:

    chroot
    slaves

    Also if i follow the apache i can see some of the same comments as in the article but not all and it does appear to be configured differently, whether this is because its a VPS or not i dont know.

    Again any advice is greatly appreciated.

  7. Ric37r
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Come on guys give me some input please!

  8. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Have you googled for more information? That's probably the best thing to do. I can't help you unfortunately.

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