Support » Networking WordPress » Subdomain creation failed – Centos6/plesk11.5

  • SERVER : centOs with Plesk 11.5 – domain use wildcard via a dns config
    ( replace the real domain)

    1. I install wordpress and theme with multisite option.

    2. I config it to use subdomain

    3. its ok with wordpress but no subdomain created on the server.

    1. I create /var/www/vhosts/
    with these lines inside :

    <Directory /var/www/vhosts/>
    AllowOverride FileInfo Options
    php_admin_flag safe_mode off

    2. I create a line in DNS settings : A with the IP number

    3. I restart apache

    4. I relauch configuration : /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/httpdmng –reconfigure-all

    5. I restart apache


    I wait 10 hours to be sure of dns A settings


    1. account successfully created

    2. account activated :

    3. I login via (no sub domain) and it say :
    As a new WordPress user, you should go to your dashboard to delete this page and create new pages for your content. Have fun!

    If I press, it give this address why ??

    Thank you

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    It sounds like you don’t even have your site running properly.

    Did you install WP locally and then transfer it to

    No direct install on the server, and modify wp-config and .htaccess as mention when creating network :

    //WP-config add-on

    define('MULTISITE', true);
    define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', true);
    define('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', '');
    define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/');
    define('SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);
    define('BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);


    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^wp-admin$ wp-admin/ [R=301,L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]
    RewriteRule ^(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $1 [L]
    RewriteRule ^(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    Have you got an idea ? thank you

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Was WP working BEFORE you activated Multisite?

    Yes it was working, do you whats the problem ?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    I don’t know, which is why we’re debugging with you 🙂 This is how it works.

    When you set up plesk, did you set up wildcard subdomains? Please keep in mind, I’m not suggesting you SHOULD do that, I’m asking what you DID. I’m not you, so I have to ask small questions to understand where you are and how you got there. I could ask the bigger ones, but they get confusing. Start small 🙂

    Yes I understand and I thank you.
    I config DNS via plesk and apply wildcard. A DNS * related to the IP

    Thank you for your help

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    I know on CentOS that’s only half of it. You have to also add a new subdomain of * (yes, the asterisk). Did you do that?

    create a subdomain with a * ?
    No I didnt do it , Im gonna try to see

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