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[resolved] domain mapping how-to video? Help! :) (40 posts)

  1. vitamineg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    is the symlink supposed to point magicalunderground.vitavibrations.com to vitavibrations.com

    orrrrr

    is the symlink supposed to point magicalunderground.com to vitavibrations.com

    currently, magicalunderground.vitavibrations.com works fine.

  2. vitamineg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When I go to 205.186.183.248 I get a blank white screen. I should see vitavibrations.com.

    hmmm, yes you should. I've triple checked it.

  3. vitamineg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    god i wish i could edit a post.

    more clearly, yes, it should, but you're right, it doesnt. Calling MT now.

  4. vitamineg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    HOLY CRAP!!!! GOT IT!

    For those in the same situation, here's a summary of my how this worked (thanks to cinematic and Andrea)

    the Situation:

    The registrar for all of my domains is Godaddy. My Host is Media Temple from which i have the GS service (a shared ip)

    My primary domain, which has WordPress Multisite installed, is example.com

    Step 1. Followed instructions from the documentation on Migrating Multiple Blogs

    notes from the documentation:

    #3 was accomplished automatically when i signed up for Media Temples Hosting Service.
    #6 i also referenced otto's article
    #11 is where things went cattywampus (see next step...step 2 below)

    Step 2. Instead of "parking" domains on Godaddy, i changed the A Record to point at example.com's ip - it looked like this: (@ 123.456.789.987)

    Step 3. Created Symlink at Media Temple - Remember, i am on Grid Service (GS) and had to first enable SSH, download/install Putty and use Putty for windows

    in Putty, the exact entry looked liked this: ln -s example.com theotherdomain.com

    check your html files on MT (Media Temple) to make sure the symlink exists

    4. Finally, i mapped the domain. Do this by going to the backend of the added site, then tools -> domain mapping. Enter the
    other domain as you want it seen. this process will take theotherdomain.example.com and make it theotherdomain.com.

    Yay!

    Thanks again cinematic and Andrea...Bix X and O

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  5. this

    is the symlink supposed to point magicalunderground.com to vitavibrations.com

  6. cinematic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    so nice to see it working! Isn't this a cool feature once it runs well?

  7. It;s mostly the server-side setup and domain redirecting that throws people. Neither WP nor the plguin can handle that part. :)

    Step 2. Instead of "parking" domains on Godaddy, i changed the A Record to point at example.com's ip - it looked like this: (@ 123.456.789.987)

    I think it was the parking term that originally threw you. :D

    glad to see you finally sorted it.

  8. openg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think this is on topic Andrea as I came to this thread after a search of Media Temple grid servers and domain mapping - but my issue is (I followed the instructions, pointed domain to MT Name Servers, created alternate domain then deleted files, created symlink and all looks fine as I can see my domain is attempting to look for the site barilochehostel.net in the cybergypsy.eu installation with domain mapping, takes breath) that when I enable domain mapping the site disappears. When I try to type in barilochehostel.cybergypsy.eu nothing is there.
    I'm stumped.
    The thing is that I did move the whole site from a VPS to Media Temple's grid server, the domain mapping was working fine on the VPS.
    Any ideas my lovelies?
    Dom

  9. When I try to type in barilochehostel.cybergypsy.eu nothing is there.

    Define "nothing". A white screen? A redirect? Be specific. :)

  10. openg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I managed to fix that part - for future reference I deleted the files for the alternate domains I had added in cuteFtp instead of over SSH and somehow I removed the previously created zone file too, I had to add it again and voila, things now work.

    But I now have a different issue lovely Andrea :0) I cannot get into the back-end of 3 out of the 4 sites that I have mapped domains to, the strange thing is that one of them I can....cookies perhaps, investigating now...

    Thanks for all of your hard work Andrea, great plugin!

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