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How do I allow a sub domain to point to another server with Plesk?

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I am replacing an old website to a new Magento site on another server. Both are live, although the new site, while in development, is behind a protected directory. This was achieved by creating an A record pointing to the new server: production.domain.xxx.

Due to the site almost being complete, I went to remove the protection on the directory and the site failed with a internal error 500. Once the protection was switched on again, it works fine. Why is this?

Ideally, I would like the new domain site to work without protection during these final stages. Do I need to change how I'm doing the redirect?
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by:singh677
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Hello,

Please follow the below steps on plesk .

Start->Domains->mydomain.de->DNS Settings and edited the subdomains A-Record and assign IP of new server.
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by:JDub100
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This is how it is currently setup - This would be no different.
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by:miked2004
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1. Is the new server throwing the 500 error or the old server that does the redirect?
2. Can you provide the url?
3. I assume that on the new server you have set up the dns records.
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The new server was giving the redirect. The problem was that I had set htaccess to valid users only. Once I removed that, all worked nicely. Alas, I have another bigger issue with the sub domain, but I'm just about to post a question about it now.
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by:JDub100
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Because I solved the problem before anyone else did.
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