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Create a subdomain on apache2

Last Modified: 2016-08-13
How do I create a subdomain in apache2 for a domain that I am hosting on my Raspberry Pi? Next, how do I set up the A record to point to the subdomain?
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Congrats - You run a web site on your Raspberry PI.
How do you plan to deploy it?
Do you want to access it only from your private network? Is it a home network or a business network?
Do you want to access it from the Internet?

You will have to deal with 3 configurations:
a. A DNS server must point the subdomain somewhere
b. Depending on the type of your network (see questions above) you may have to configure your router
c. Your Apache must recognize the new subdomain

Regarding Apache - the default Apache config is server name and subdomain agnostic. Any FQDN pointing to the server where Apache runs will be served. So, assuming your PI has address of, you may have
all pointing to, and all will be served exactly the same default configuration by Apache.

You only need virtual hosts defined when you want different content for different host names.


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