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[resolved] Domain Mapping with Media Temple (6 posts)

  1. Daniel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    I have a WordPress Multisite install with a few subsites that are using domain mapping to redirect to their own .com

    I'm using Media Temple as the host and I am using a domain alias in the mainsite.com to tell newsite.com to use the mainsite.com folder. This seems to be working fine. But I am now at a point where I need to setup email for newsite.com

    Is there a way to have newsite.com with email on Media Temple while using the a domain alias? If not, is there another way I should be setting this up instead of using a domain alias?

    I already called Media Temple and they couldn't give me much help on this situation due to their lack on knowledge on how Multisite and Domain Mapping work.

  2. Ming Sheu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What exactly are you trying to do?

    Do you want to setup email accounts and services for the newsite.com domain? If so, you just need to setup the MX records to point to your email service provider. Email has nothing to do with WordPress.

    If you are referring to how and what emails are sent from WordPress then you need to provide more information as to the specific items you want to change or what issues you are having.

  3. Daniel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is there a way to have newsite.com with email on Media Temple while using the a domain alias? If not, is there another way I should be setting this up instead of using a domain alias?

    Basically, what I was told is that inorder for WordPress Multisite to work using the Domain Mapping Plugin, I would have to setup a Domain Alias in Media Temple. When I setup a domain alias though it doesn't allow me to create a subscription account with the same domain to setup mail. If I were to create a subscription account for newsite.com, how would I be able to tell that site to look at mainsite.com's WordPress ms install?

  4. Ming Sheu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can you clarify? I'm not sure what you mean when you say "create a subscription account for newsite.com".

    1) You want to create a new email account and inbox at newmail@newsite.com? With this new email account you want it to function like any other email account.

    2) You have and want to use the Media Temple email service that comes with your gs hosting account?

    If this is correct, it has nothing to do with WordPress or Multisite.

    1) You need to update/verify your newsite.com Zone file has the correct MX records for the domain pointing to the gs mail servers.

    2) Go to your main Domain Admin in Account Center
    - Go to Enable/Disable Mail settings page and ensure the newsite.com is set to yes
    - Go to Email Users page and "Add new user"

    Keep in mind, the Zone file settings is done from the newsite.com admin and the email settings are actually done from the mainsite.com admin.

  5. You have to edit your DNS. A domain Alias is making a DNS entry that says 'everything for newsite.com points to oldsite.com'

    You can change the DNS for yout MX records to point wherever you want.

    For example, if you map your domain to wordpress.COM, you can point your email to Gmail: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/google-apps-email/

    You'll need to extrapolate how to do that for your site.

  6. Daniel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks guys for all your help. This seemed to be the best way to setup email in Plesk using Media Temple.

    1. Create a DNS Zone recond for the domain in Media Temple's Admin area
    2. Add the domain to your Plesk panel as a subscription.
    3. Create your email users within Plesk.
    4. Delete the /var/www/vhost/THEDOMAINTOREDIRECT.com folder and replace with a symbolic link by using the following command:

    ln -s TARGETFOLDER DOMAINTOREDIRECT.com

    This seems to be working great with WordPress' Domain Mapping plugin.

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