WordPress.org

Support

Support » Multisite » [Resolved] domain mapping how-to video? Help! :)

[Resolved] domain mapping how-to video? Help! :)

  • oh… my… crappo…

    Its probably relatively easy but i am getting a headache.

    i’ve made it up to the domain mapping portion of the process and i’m stumped…the infamous wall has formed in front of me.

    Is there a goood how-to video out there on mapping? i checked youtube and i can only find foreign language related videos. uuuuuggghhh.

    OR

    Andrea…want a Benjamin donation? 20′ on the phone will do me wonders!!!!!

Viewing 15 replies - 1 through 15 (of 39 total)
  • ::self helping:: still have a Question.

    when it comes to changing the DNS records of the parked domain, the Registrar (godaddy) has these 3 boxes to fill out:

    1. Enter an Alias Name ______________
    2. Points to Host Name ______________
    3. TTL (this one i got!) ::gulp::

    What the heck to i put in options 1 and 2?

    For 1, do i put parkedSite.mainSite.com?
    And 2, do i put the mainsite.com? (which is the A record)

    ::pulling hair out:: I’ve attempted to make sense of the slideshow…but it all breaks down for me at this point in the process

    You might not have to change the DNS records of the parked domain. So long as the A record for the parked domain, (the one you want to map to parkedSite.mainSite.com), points to the server that has your 3.0 Multisite install, I would expect that your DNS good to go.

    What you do have to do is somehow tell that server what to do when a request comes in for your parked domain. In my case I used cPanel to set it up as an addon domain and set the home directory as the same as the main domain. This seems to be working for me, (I’m a bit strange in that my “main” WP domain is not the main domain of my cPanel account – otherwise parking should work fine).

    ok…did as suggested:

    So long as the A record for the parked domain, (the one you want to map to parkedSite.mainSite.com), points to the server that has your 3.0 Multisite install, I would expect that your DNS good to go.

    notta yet….just goes to a blank page…maybe it takes time.

    Does it go to a blank blank page, or a “there’s no site here yet” type of page? If it’s the latter then your DNS has probably propagated, you but you need to tell the server that requests for mappeddomain.com should go to the WP install, (and unfortunately, on GoDaddy, I’m not sure how to do that). On cPanel that would be the parked domain bit.

    Its the former… Still a blank page. Crappo. Time to sleep on it. Thanks for the help thus far Johnny B Good. :: raising glass::

    In case this helps any guru’s:

    Registrar of the parked domain is GoDaddy
    Host of WP 3.0 Multisite is MediaTemple

    A DNS change can take up to 24-48 hours. Usually it takes a few hours.

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    A blank white page? Then that’s a php error.

    If your domain is on godaddy and the site is also on godaddy – then it’s pretty instant. Especially with A records, you can knock the ttl down to 15 mins at GD.

    ahhh, the Oracle.

    Registrar of the parked domain is GoDaddy
    Host of WP 3.0 Multisite is MediaTemple

    The parked domain is on godaddy. The site is hosted on Media Temple

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Yes, don’t use GoDaddy’s parking feature. 🙂 Cpanle has a parking feature as well.

    On MT it’s a little more involved.

    On the Godaddy side, go into the Total DNS area and make the A record point to the IP address of your MT account.

    On the MT side, you need to login via ssh and create a symlink.
    http://kb.mediatemple.net/questions/63/Pointing+Multiple+Domains+to+the+Same+Alternate+Domain+Folder

    If you’re on a higher level than (ss) or (gs) let me know, as the process for that is slightly different.

    Yes, don’t use GoDaddy’s parking feature.

    Wilco. So under Godaddy’s “set name servers” is shows 4 options:

    1. I want to park my domains.
    2. I want to forward my domains.
    3. I have a hosting account with these domains.
    4. I have specific nameservers for my domains.

    Which should i use?

    On the Godaddy side, go into the Total DNS area and make the A record point to the IP address of your MT account.

    got it and its looks like this:

    Hostname: @
    Points to ip Address: 123.456.789.987 (of course not REALLY those #’s)

    On the MT side, you need to login via ssh and create a symlink.
    http://kb.mediatemple.net/questions/63/Pointing+Multiple+Domains+to+the+Same+Altern

    Working on that right now. And yep, i’m on the GS.

    Mucho, Mucho Thanks

    bout ready to call uncle… and do this the “old fashion way.”

    On the MT side, you need to login via ssh and create a symlink.
    http://kb.mediatemple.net/questions/63/Pointing+Multiple+Domains+to+the+Sam

    After doing this and attempting to map the domain (see below)… within WP, I get a Forbidden 403.

    Add new domain
    http://newdomain.com/
    (checked)Primary domain for this blog

    [ADD]

    Anyone know of a fee based guru i can lean on via phone? (i feel dumb) grrrr.

    I too had this forbidden error. It happens if you are on a shared server which means you are sharing your ip with a number of other domains.

    If you are on a shared hosting server you need to register your domain with this hoster. Then you can point the domain to the folder with your multisite install. From an external host it’s not possible to address the shared server via IP.

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    I’m working on this today for someone else. :-/

    If you are on a shared hosting server you need to register your domain with this hoster. Then you can point the domain to the folder with your multisite install. From an external host it’s not possible to address the shared server via IP.

    Hmmm. I figured that even on a shared host, I still had my ip zone for dns settings.

    If what u say is accurate cinematic, that’s a major draw back.

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    He doesn’t mean register, he means park. His answer is inaccurate.

    Yes, I have done domain mapping on a shared IP.

Viewing 15 replies - 1 through 15 (of 39 total)
  • The topic ‘[Resolved] domain mapping how-to video? Help! :)’ is closed to new replies.
Skip to toolbar