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how to DNS setup WP Subdomains plugin



7:43 pm on Aug 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hello friends, i'm trying to make work this Wordpress plugin called "WP Subdomains" but cant figure it out as I'm new to domain settings and DNS config.

The plugin page says:

You'll need to configure your webserver for each subdomain you want to use. It uses the same wordpress install as your main blog. If you run your own server you should know how todo this already (Apache users can just add ServerAlias to their existing vhost) If you use managed hosting then add a subdomain and set it's document path to that of your main blog.

Be sure to add a DNS entry to point your subdomains to your server.

Note, some hosting services allow a forward all rule that will forward all subdomains to your server.

I'm trying to setup this plugin at corporatevideofilms.co.in wich is still under const. I have added CNAME records for my categories "Mumbai" & "uncategorized" such that "mumbai.corporatevideofilms.co.in" & "uncategorized.corporatevideofilms.co.in" point to "corporatevideofilms.co.in"

Also, I have made subdomain mumbai.corporatevideofilms.co.in at my free host byethost.

But the two posts I have created arent resolving, gives page not found error.

Please help me setup this plugin. I dont know what I'm doing wrong as I'm new to DNS and things.

I'm using this plugin coz I need to convert my categories in subdomains. Let me know if any other method possible.

Thanks :)


10:20 am on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], mihirX!

it looks like your subdomains are resolving properly.
however you are getting different types of responses.
the mumbai subdomain is reaching the same IP as the primary domain but isn't displaying the default index directory document (index.php?) properly.
perhaps the wrong directory?
the uncategorized subdomain gets a 302 Moved Temporarily response with a Location: header pointing to another hostname.

i'm guessing the problem is in your server config or possibly the WP config rather than a DNS problem.

it also appears your 404 Not Found response is not working properly.

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