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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    *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?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    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/

    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

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    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 :/

    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…

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    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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