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Subdomains or Wildcard DNS

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by lived66, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    I have a hostmonster account and apparently they don't offer wildcard dns...

    Code:
    http://helpdesk.hostmonster.com/index.php/kb/article/000527
    Guys, any recommendations or ideas?

    Again, Thanks for all your help:D
     
  2. kenblack

    kenblack Regular Member

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    The only solution I can think of that is cheap, is get a hostgator $7.00 monthly account. They offer very easy to do wildcard by simply adding a wildcard '*' subdomain. (I think I already replied to this question in a previous thread too.. sorry for the dup).
     
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  3. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    Awesome. Thank you for your quick response kenblack:)
     
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  4. shaundunne

    shaundunne Registered Member

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    I have a hostmoster hosting and even though they say they dont support wildcard DNS, you can simply set up a subdomain as *.yourdomain.com and it works fine.
     
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    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    If you can configure your domain names using the ISP/web hosting provider's BIND/DNS manager, along with your own IP address, add this line:

    ;Wild
    @ IN A 123.456.789.1

    ; Reverse DNS
    1.789.456.123.in-addr.arpa. IN PTR yourdomainname.com.

    Notes:
    - Change your IP address (123.456.789.1) to your own.
    - In your Apache web server, make sure that the virtual host is configured to point all subdomains to main domain.
     
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  6. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    I tried this... I had challenges... set up a subdomain then subdomain page/blog would not load... works fine if I set up subfolder however in hostmonster...