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chaloum 18th March 2012 13:03

URLs go to wrong sites
Ive got a strange issue where the urls go to the wrong sites.

Example: the server is:

I have a client and site for this being the servers main site. So ther server is and the domain for the website in

I have other sites configured via the server is and the domains are for example

Now in the browser if I type it goes to

No matter what I use to create an URL to a site that doesn't exist it defaults to

Other Than the server name there is no relationship between the sites, and

I don't understand why it goes to instead of

How do I fix this as its no good this way

till 19th March 2012 09:16

Check all sites and ensure that you either use * or use the IP address for all sites but dont mix IP addresses and websites. Apache will then forward all traffic for sites that dont exist to the first site that it finds in alphabetical order. So if you want that is always found first, then chnage the domain from: to and add as aliasdomain to the website. The domain does not have to exist in dns, it is just used to ensure that the site is found first in alphabetical order.

chaloum 19th March 2012 09:43

Thanks I lookng to is now. but from what I can remember they all use domain names not IPs

chaloum 19th March 2012 10:03

main site now work but other no longer accessible
yes i did that and now for the most part main sites now work but other site are no longer accessible

till 19th March 2012 10:12

Ensure that you select the IP for all sites or * for all sites and dont mix that on a server. If you mix it, then sites become inaccessible.

chaloum 19th March 2012 10:20

all sites have the *
All the sites have the *. in the auto sub domain and a * in the IPv4-Address

I have added 0000- to the from of the two main domains

and created a domain alias for each domain.

I have left the other sites are are except that have the * in the appropriate locations.

One thins I didn't mention ins that one of the domains is more like

Im not sure if that is having an impact

till 19th March 2012 10:26


All the sites have the *. in the auto sub domain and a * in the IPv4-Address
Only one site, the site that shall catch the traffic where no subdomain exists for shall have a auto subdomain set to *. Allother sites should use either auto subdomain www (if its a site like domain.tld that shall be reached as www.domain.tld as well) or no auto subdomain if the site is already a subdomain like sub.domain.tld.

chaloum 19th March 2012 10:40

That seem to have sorted it out


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