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Wildcard DNS for URL Redirection script

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by isputra, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. isputra

    isputra Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I already search on this forum and meet dgbaker on other thread but still can't find the answer of my problem.

    I have a client that want to use url redirection script. This script required wildcard dns.

    My client account attach to shared IP so to give him wildcard dns, i must edit httpd.conf and add *.domain.com to ServerAlias and restart apache.

    This situation is not what i want, because restarting apache i will not do it unless when apache crash.

    So, can I :
    1. Give him wildcard dns without edit httpd.conf
    2. Client can add this wildcard thing if he need it by himself (maybe through WHM).

    Remember, this client use shared IP for his account. Search on google and find some mod rewrite rule but all failed.

    Is this possible to do ?
     
  2. simplestar

    simplestar Well-Known Member

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    There's an option in frontend cPanel to forward or, if it's not there, you can add the feature. I know it can be done via .htaccess also. I agree on not making that change in httpd.
     
  3. dalem

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    DNS yes it can be granted via WHM
    cant be done


    as far as your redirection not sure what you want to redirect to file folder new domain but

    first create an add on doamin in the cpanel's account anything.domain.com in my example i just used folder. Edit the text in red in the virtual host container . now your client can redirect his wild card subdomains where ever he/she wants using .htaccess :)




    <VirtualHost xxx.xx.xxx.xxx>
    ServerAlias www.folder.domain.com *.domain.com
    ServerAdmin webmaster@folder.domain.com
    DocumentRoot /home/username/public_html/folder
    BytesLog domlogs/folder.domain.com-bytes_log
    ServerName folder.domain.com
    ServerAlias folder.domain.com www.folder.domain.com
    UseCanonicalName off

    User username
    Group username
    CustomLog /usr/local/apache/domlogs/folder.domain.com combined
    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /home/username/public_html/folder/cgi-bin/
    </VirtualHost>


    then
    and add this to .htaccess to the adon domain folder
    RedirectMatch permanent ^(.*)$ http://www.redirectdomain.com
     
    #3 dalem, Dec 15, 2005
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  4. isputra

    isputra Well-Known Member

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    Hi dalem,

    I think on my first post already mention that i know how to give wildcard dns using *.domain.com at httpd.conf :

    After read more thread on other forum that i found when search from google, i think that not possible to do it without editing httpd.conf
     
  5. dalem

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    confused :confused:
    what do you mean by this ????

    what do you think happens everytime you add a domain via whm or one of your clients adds a subdomain?

    apache restarts
     
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    I think even adding Wildcard DNS would be more of a concern than restarting Apache.
     
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