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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rayangel, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. rayangel

    rayangel Registered

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    Hello Everyone!

    I just got started on a new VPS server and got myself a license for WHM / cPanel and have been thus far pretty happy with it.

    I've got a need though and I've been trying to figure out how to make everything work but just leave myself more confused as I try new things to make it work.

    Any help that could be given would be most appreciated as I've been trying for several hours no without any success.

    I've got a machine that is on an IP address. I'll use 555.555.555.5 as my generic address for the purpose of this post.

    On this machine I am running WHM and cPanel.
    cPanel 11.25.0-R46156 - WHM 11.25.0 - X 3.9
    CENTOS 5.5 i686 virtuozzo on server

    I have been given a dedicated IP address for this machine which was pretty critical to what I am trying to do.

    On the machine I plan on hosting one primary domain running Wordpress Multisite.

    I created an account on the machine that we will call sample.

    When I visit http://555.555.555.5/~sample the page loads.

    I setup the proper NS records and got my DNS setup properly so when you visit » Free Samples, Free Product Samples, Product Test Marketing it loads the website properly.

    Since this is a multiuser Wordpress setup I also setup a *. subdomain in the cPanel at

    This works great. It allows me to visit and get the proper page that I want to see.

    This works great for me but I need more. I'm looking to offer users the ability to map domains to blogs in Wordpress. So I've installed domain mapping plugins and they are properly configured.

    So I create a CNAME for a second domain. We will call this one

    When I visit I get a redirect to the URL

    When I visit the machine IP http://555.555.555.5 I also get the same URL. Obviously this isn't correct and I want that IP address to also load the proper site.

    I've done some reading on VHOST and I know that is the way to go but I'm pretty confused.

    Was my mistake in creating a cPanel account?

    What are your thoughts as I'm pretty confused at the moment.

    The desired behavior is that http://555.555.555.5 will go to the account named sample. I believe once that is corrected everything else will fall in place.

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