Is it possible to set up a wildcard A at the registrar to avoid having to set wildcards in the httpd.conf, in order to avoid touching the HTTPD.CONF to set up subdomains?
Here is the situation. I want to create an unlimited number of "fake" subdomains. An easy way to think of it is like a search engine:
So that any user wanting to search any word can just type it in as the subdomain. In such a way, it would not be possible to actually set up all of these subdomain cases in mod_rewrite ... it would have to be a generic rule.
However, the condition is that I am not allowed to touch the HTTPD.CONF to point all wildcard domains to the document root.
So, I guess the basic question is, can I simply set up wildcard domain "A" record at my registrar, to effectively do the same thing without the need of changing the HTTPD.CONF?
I have tried numerous subdomain rewrite rules (for about two months now), many from threads such as these:
However, when I set up these rules as stated in the posts, the subdomain redirection gives me a 404. A check of my error log shows that nothing happened at all, which leaves me to believe that since the httpd.conf is not set up with wildcards the computer just doesn't know where to look for
Instead, it simply tells my ISP that such a domain doesn't exist and then it never even reaches my server in order to give even a 404.
Any help would be appreciated. I have been scratching my head over this since early NOV 2003 with no luck, and I've tried everything it seems. However I just am not so familiar with registrar records and such, so I have no idea how to proceed.
Take care all, and thanks in advance.