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  • Hey there! Using Multisite and trying to set up multiple sites to point to one ip address..

    Had this working in the past before I ever touched cPanel.

    I have multiple blog.domain.tld’s pointing to via cname

    I have pointing at the correct IP address.

    I have the sites still installed from back when it was MU.

    Things I have tried.

    Reading, a lot.
    Wildcard in subdomains.
    Mapping plugins.
    Getting drunk.
    Addon domains.
    Asking friends.

    Now I’m desperate and asking for help. Please advise.

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Have you tried parking the domain in cPanel?

    Drinking sounds good too, though.

    What do you mean by parking the domains?

    We have about 75 sites that we use MU with, all of which are hosted on our servers as their own account under a reseller account.

    Wouldn’t parking the domains be repetitive?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    There are two parts of mapping domains.

    Part one is the DNS stuff (which I don’t know if you’ve done). Telling the new domain ‘You live at ipaddress-of-main-site.’

    Part two is the parking/add-on (which I’m not sure where you are with it). Telling your server ‘new domain lives here and gets all it’s info from /home/me/public_html’ (or wherever you installs the main domain).

    You said you did ‘Addon domains.’ By default, an add-on goes to it’s own folder: /home/me/public_html/addondomain

    You want to change that to one level up.

    Unless you’re saying these are all really 100% separate hosting accounts, living in /home/othedomain/public_html/, at which point it’s a crazy insane mix of things :/

    (Obviously /home/me/public_html/ is an example of what it may look like. Actual folder locations vary.)

    That is exactly what it is. I have every client having their own home directory.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Right. Can’t do that and map domains. Gotta point ’em one up to the master install of WP. Which you should still be able to do.

    The client sites are more than just blogs though.

    Their /public_html/ has their website, as well as all their content.

    It’s their that needs to point to

    I think I’m just missing a blinding flash of the obvious here. Might be my inexperience with cPanel, not sure.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    In cpanel, how did you create the blog.client.tld?

    Maybe you could move that from /home/client/public_html/blog/ to /home/main/public_html/ ? I don’t even know if that’s possible…

    I tried a few things. I made them as subdomain.client.tld and cnamed that to (which is how I did it on servers running ubuntu w/o cPanel, just using virtual hosts and apache configs.)

    That didn’t work, so I deleted teh subdomain, and tried doing it as an addon domain in both client.tld and and

    No success. I’m about to just skip multi-site and do individual blogs for each client.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    That cname trick should still work…

    I dug up an old thread on this matter:

    Thanks! I see what I have to do now, and unfortunately that is not an option. Grr at cPanel. I posted the following in a new thread, so this is a slight duplicate post.

    As of right now, I cannot access the sub blogs, and the blogs are down for clients. I need to get their blogs back up ASAP, and I’m resorting to setting up individual WordPress installs for them. I am not able to log into their dashboard to use the export tool, so I am wondering if there is another way to do it?

    Thank you ahead of time.

    Hi Brandon, where you able to resolve the issue?

    If I recall correctly, I did resolve it. I don’t remember how as this was over a year ago. I think I actually ditched cPanel for just vanilla CentOS.

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