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hosting only a subdomain

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fishfreek, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. fishfreek

    fishfreek Well-Known Member

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    I have a client who only wants to host a subdomain of his main domain on our servers.

    Strange request but I guess its been done before?

    Anyway. I setup the account under the pretext that they where hosting the real domain. We will use the example.

    domain.com

    So in the domain box under new account I entered domain.com

    Then after the account was created I edited the DNS zone and added the subdomain - subdomain.domain.com to point to domain.com that points to my servers IP.

    This person then went into his current DNS solution and put the subdomain.domain.com to point to my servers IP.

    I can ping subdomain.domain.com and I get my servers IP but when i visit http://subdomain.domain.com I get the static webpage as if I had just visited http://ipaddress

    Is it possible to just host a subdomain.domain.com with out hosting the acutal main domain? Should be.

    Any ideas as to why we are seeing the behavor we are seeing?
     
  2. bamasbest

    bamasbest Well-Known Member

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    Yes, this is possible.

    When you create the account, create it as a sub-domain.

    IOW, in WHM, create the account as subdomain.domain.com

    They can then create the appropriate A records on their nameservers to point to the IP address you are using.
     
  3. fishfreek

    fishfreek Well-Known Member

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    Ok. I had done that initally but the client was done some kind of funky forwarding that must have been messing with it.

    Somehow they set their dns to a poitn where even if you did a ping of the subdomain you got their IP but if you used the name in the browser you got my http://ipaddress page.
     
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    bamasbest Well-Known Member

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    They probably CNAMEd it :mad:
     
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