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403 Forbidden Error with Domain Mapping (8 posts)

  1. mchlwlsh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    I have a problem. (No way you say)

    I have a sub domain Multisite setup. I am pretty sure the Domain Mapping plugin is set up correctly. I am pretty sure I have the domain set up with the wildcard correctly.

    But when I enter the URL I get a 403 Error, Forbidden...

    What am I missing?

    Media Temple is my host and registrar...

  2. mchlwlsh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know the domain mapping tool is set up correctly because when I put a index.html file in the directory, the mapped URL resolves correctly...

  3. *heh* Sorry, that was actually funny :) I'm not laughing at you, though, I appreciate when we can be honest about this stuff :)

    Enter which URL?

    You've got maindomain.com and, since you have subdomains setup, I'm going to assume you've got subsite.maindomain.com working as well.

    So you mapped seconddomain.com to subsite.maindomain.com?

  4. I know the domain mapping tool is set up correctly because when I put a index.html file in the directory, the mapped URL resolves correctly...

    Ooooh woah, no that's wrong.

    The index.html shouldn't resolve. The mapped domains should point back to the main domain. Like I parked halfelf.org on top of ipstenu.org, and both point to /home/ipstenu/public_html/

  5. mchlwlsh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i'm sorry, I mis-spoke.
    The Domain is pointing to the correct folder...so http://sub-domain.com/ is actually http://sub-domain.domain.com ...when I go to the folder in the Media Temple file manager, there is nothing in there. Except for a .htaccess with nothing in it...
    So to check to see if the domain mapping and the DNS were set up, I put a little index.html file in the folder. so when I enter sub-domain.com. it pulls up it up... http://www.mike-walsh.info

  6. Right there actually shouldn't be anything there. Not even an .htaccess.

    sub-domain.domain.com is meant to virtual, as is sub-domain.com.

    In the file manager, you should have the one folder with your wp-config.php and .htaccess. That is where sub-domain.domain.com and sub-domain.com and domain.com all point :) It's weird, and most subdomains default to be installed in a subfolder, which throws you off even more :/

  7. mchlwlsh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What should I do? You're right, I am totally at a lost, I thought it at least it was the .htaccess file...but it sounds like its the wp-config...

  8. You need to get a hold of Media Temple :) I don't know their setup, but they should know how to unravel this one.

    In basic terms, you want to point both sub-domain.domain.com and sub-domain.com and domain.com at the same place. That 'place' is where you have WP installed.

    http://wiki.mediatemple.net/w/(dv):Configure_a_wildcard_subdomain

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