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Hi,

I got stuck with my Apache configuration....
Along with my ISP subscription I also got the option to change my hostname.... so I changed it to "mystgamedev", which left me with the following address to my server:
mystgamedev.xs4all.nl

That's all worked fine and all for years now.. but now I want to have subdomains to that.... things like "paul.mystgamedev.xs4all.nl", or "www.mystgamedev.xs4all.nl" (which is what people type in pretty often to get to my site... which leaves them with Server Not Found)

So I thought I should have a look at this VirtualHost stuff... but I can't get anything to work for me, unfortunately :(
Is it at all possible for me to create subdomains (at least, in this manner), and if so, could someone please point out to me how, maybe with an example? I looked at several tutorials and the Apache docs, but I still couldn't get it to work.

Thanks in advance,


Paul
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Paul,

Do you enable VIrtualHosting on your apache?  If YES, then the first defined VirtualHost would be the default VirtualHost for any request not matching other VH.

Another thing to look is the DNS.  You need to have an A, or CNAME record for each of the new sites that you would be using.  Assuming that;

mystgamedev.xs4all.nl   IN   A 1.2.3.4

You need to add (or have your ISP to add)
paul.mystgamedev.xs4all.nl. IN CNAME mystgamedev.xs4all.nl.
www.mystgamedev.xs4all.nl.   IN CNAME mystgamedev.xs4all.nl.

In you zone file.

If you are not using VirtualHost, everything should be OK, just make sure that the DNS is configured though.

cheers.
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Paul,

did you managed to get your apache configure or are you still struggling... and almost giving up.
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Sorry for the incredibly long delay. It's been a long time since I've last been here. I noticed I still had an open question to which someone already gave me an answer. It appears that in order for the whole www.blah business to work for me I should contact my ISP. Same with running a mailserver here, people can't send me mail directly to my mailserver, cause for that to work my ISP needs to add/change/whatever an MX record for me. Too bad :)

Thank you for your answer though.
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Pual,

glad to be able to shed some light!

cheers.
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