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general questions about DNS and apache (7 posts)

  1. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    hi there,

    my problem is when I sign up for a new blog, I get the mail where I have to click on the url to activate my blog but clicking that link gives me a DNS error...

    I am attempting a fresh wpmu install on my own server running Debian 3.1 stable, php4.3 mysql 4.024, apache2 2.0.54 and bind 9.2.4. I am trying to install the subdomain version

    I am testing this domain: http://zice.ro
    the /etc/bind/pri.zice.ro contains this:

    zice.ro. A 85.214.51.208
    www A 85.214.51.208
    mail A 85.214.51.208
    *.zice.ro A 85.214.51.208
    ftp A 85.214.51.208

    so the important section: *.zice.ro A 85.214.51.208 is there.

    the apache vhost looks like this:

    <VirtualHost 85.214.51.208:80>
    Options FollowSymLinks
    <Directory /var/www/web5>
    AllowOverride All
    </Directory>
    SuexecUserGroup web5_postmaster web5
    ServerName http://www.zice.ro:80
    ServerAdmin webmaster@zice.ro
    DocumentRoot /var/www/web5/web
    ServerAlias zice.ro *.zice.ro

    the serveralias *.zice.ro is set, FollowSymlinks is set, the only thing I am unsure about is whether I did ok including that directory directive inside my vhost with AllowOverride

    can someone please test? you can go ahead and sign up for testblogs please.

    also another question arises: can I get rid of the main site blog residing inside zice.ri/blog/ ?

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Please throw up a test blog so we see if we can see it. Looks right though.

    As to the /blog/ question, you really can't get rid of it. I would delete all posts and Pages out of it as well as any links you come across to it. Goota say though it's a great way to communicate with your clients though.

  3. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Alos, to look like /blog/ isn;t there, just edit the home.php page in that theme for whatever you want the main page to be.

  4. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    It's blog/archives/ for some reason.

  5. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    hello there,

    thx for the responses.

    a) I did not make myself too clear about the main page residing in /blog/ - what I meant was if Ican make the mainpage available in the root of my main domain aka http://zice.ro and have my users have their blogs as h**t://user_01.zice.ro ; I just do not want the main blog inside the http://zice.ro/blog/ - any way to achieve this without hacking too deep into wpmu?

    b) as for a test blog you can go ahead and use the existing installation at http://zice.ro to sign up for testblogs and see if it works for you, was that what you meant? no problem spamming that installation :-)

    I made a testblog manually it should be here: http://ovizii.zice.ro - feel free to signup for a blog on that site...

  6. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    As to the /blog/ question, you really can't get rid of it. I would delete all posts and Pages out of it as well as any links you come across to it. Goota say though it's a great way to communicate with your clients though.

  7. Steph
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Not sure if this will help, but this is how I did it:

    dns entry for *.wpmu on edublogs.net (catchall)

    in vhost file, ServerName wpmu.edublogs.net
    ServerAlias *.wpmu.edublogs.net

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