Wildcard Domain

I am just moving a large client from cPanel to an Interworx based cluster and must say that though I have only used it this weekend I LOVE the product. Not only is it a great product but the support team behind it is phenomenal. I only wish that I was going to be able to be in Chicago for HostingCon so that I could buy these guys a beer.

Anyways now for my real question.

This client of mine currently allows a wildcard for one of his domains, he has a scrip that recognizes the url used and re-directs them. It is a pretty slick system. To get this working properly in cPanel I just added an additional virtual host configuration as follows in the httpd.conf:

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

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

now this is in addition to the other <VirtualHost> info for domain.com.

Now since Interworx runs a little different I am unsure of what to do. Do I add this info to httpd.conf, to the /etc/httpd/conf.d/domain.com.conf file, or do I create a new file or something totally different all together?

Thanks for the help I do appreciate it an am happy to be a new member of the InterWorx community!!!


Hmm…If I’m understanding correctly what you’re trying to do, you should just be able to login to SiteWorx on that account and go to Site Services > Domains > Subdomain and add * as a subdomain to setup a wildcard subdomain.

I would add it to the domain.com.conf since its more organized that way. All those files get included into the httpd.conf

Justec, would you add it the same way I did before or is there a better way to add it?


I haven’t used wildcard on any of my domains so if what you had worked before on apache I would just stick with the same thing with InterWorx

Just add it the same way you would any other subdomain in the SiteWorx interface, just as Greg suggested. I do this for WordPress MU and it works great.

Dont subdomains in SiteWorx create folders? Like forums.domain.com would be a pointer to domain.com/folder?

normally yes. in this case no.