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Manually Adding Multisite Subdomains (6 posts)

  1. Andrew Jacob Johnson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using WordPress 3.0 with multi-user turned on. My web host (nearlyfreespeech.net) does not allow wildcard subdomains, so I understand that I have to do this manually. I have read about having to have a dedicated IP address, but I don't believe I have one. I have created the subdomain through my hosting account, and I have created the blog through WordPress, and they are both sitename.website.com. However, nothing shows up. How do I connect these two? (I understand that this setup will not work for letting others register blogs, but this website is just for me, and I wouldn't mind doing this for every new site I would make, just as long as I know how! :)

    Thanks for your help in advance.

  2. Curtiss Grymala
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When you say "nothing shows up", what exactly do you mean? Do you mean you get a blank page? Do you get an "Under Construction" message? Do you get your regular website? What do you see? That will help us diagnose the issue.

  3. Andrew Jacob Johnson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I get Chrome's default "couldn't find this page" one.

    Thanks!

  4. Andrew Jacob Johnson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So I waited a little longer and just kept trying-- and it worked! Weird. I'll try to do it with my other subdomains, but I think it ought to work now. I had to make a few changes to my hosting setup, but it's going well so far.

    Thanks for helping!

  5. Curtiss Grymala
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No problem. Good luck.

    Sometimes, manually setting up a new domain name (or even a new subdomain) can take anywhere from 1-24 hours to fully work.

  6. I have read about having to have a dedicated IP address, but I don't believe I have one.

    No, you don't have to have a dedicated IP. Some HOSTS require it, but WordPress does not.

    I have created the subdomain through my hosting account, and I have created the blog through WordPress, and they are both sitename.website.com. However, nothing shows up. How do I connect these two?

    Of note, you have to point your subdomain to the same folder as your wp-config.php file (so if that's in /home/foobar/public_html then you point the subdomain to that location).

    And yea, sometimes it takes a while for things to catch up DNS wise. It can take a maximum of 72 hours. At that point, if it doesn't show up, you screwed up :)

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