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Old 28th April 2007, 12:32
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Default user names as subdomains - HOWTO

I think this can interrest someone:

It used to drive me crazy have user names in format
http://www.domain.tld/users/webXX_user
wanted them as http://user.domain.tld (third level domain)

so here is how to do it

1. in Ispconfig go to Management->System Config->Settings->ISP manager
change User Prefix to [DOMAIN]_
then user dirs will lok like http://www.domain.tld/users/domain.tld_user

2. Create file /etc/httpd/user_rewrite.conf which includes

RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} !^www\.
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} !^mail\. ( not neccessary see bellow)
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} ^([^.]*)\.(.*\..*)$
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /var/www/www.%2/user/%2_%1/web/$1 [L]

You can create as many lines like "RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} !^www\." as you want
^www\. here means that www.domain.tld will not rewrite (will not be looking for directory http://www.domain.tld/users/domain.tld_www, but show www.domain.tld) In my case i'm using also rewrite to show webmail as mail.domain.tld for each domain so i also have
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} !^mail\.

3. In ISP manager->sites click on your site, then go to "Co-domains" and add
yourIP * domain.tld

6 In ISPmanger->sites-> www.domain.tld ->Basic put "Include user_rewrite.conf" into Apache Directives (Optional):


If you have more domains and don't want to forget do this for each domain, change:
Management->Form Designer->Edit Form->isp - ISP Web:->edit->web_httpd_include->Edit and put Include user_rewrite.conf into Default: window

5. In DNS manager ->domain.tld-> records you must create
CNAME * domain.tld

6. probably not necessary, but you can restart apache "apachectl restart"

and you are done



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If you want to have mail.domain.tld for each domain showing your default webmail
must have in DNS for your site
CNAME mail yourwebmail.yourdomain.tld
and your /etc/httpd/user_rewrite.conf should look like this

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} ^mail.*.*$
RewriteRule .* /var/www/path_to_your_webmail_site/web$0 [L]
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} !^www\.
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} !^www2\.
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} !^mysql2\.
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} ^([^.]*)\.(.*\..*)$
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /var/www/www.%2/user/%2_%1/web/$1 [L]

It works for me, i have configured webmail outside ISPconfig apache, if you use some webmail inside ispconfig in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/web/yourwebmail it may not work (haven't tried)






Just have 2 questions for Falco or some other developer here .)

1. is there more ellegant way how to include user_rewrite.conf for all domains?
It didnt work for me to include in httpd.conf for all domains at once, its working just when included for each Virtual Host separatelly

2. Can i change default DNS entry for domains without editing code?
In my case i like to have DNS for all domains by default like this:

A Record
empty (domain.tld is already included in zone file but not showed in DNS manager)

CNAME
Hostname Target
* mydomain.tld
mail mail.myhosting.tld

MX
Mailserver Hostname
mail.myhosting.tld
mailbackup.myhosting.tld

(by default it shows MX admin.myhosting.tld which is wrong for me i have admin on different ip adress then users webs)

Last edited by radim_h; 16th May 2007 at 19:46.
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