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I have a single physical server. I need to set it up so i can have 3 different domains on it. Each one of these domains needs to be able to support wildcard sub-domains. (.example.com,.example2.com,*.example3.com) I can purchase two more ips if this will make things easier.

The current setup is as follows

www.example.com => default vhost

devel.example.com => development server this is the only server that currently accepts *.example.com

staging.example.com => only works via staging.example.com

essentially i need all of these different to accept a wild card subdomain which i why i believe i need separate domain names for each.

What is the best way to get this all setup?

Thanks in advance.

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You can create the wildcard domain up via DNS. For each domain that will be different, however, you will need to create a subdomain for it via DNS. Setup the Apache configuration using the ServerAlias and ServerName for your main subdomain and ServerAlias for your subdomains:

<VirtualHost IP:80>
    ServerAdmin root@localhost
    ServerName www.example.com
    ServerAlias example.com

<VirtualHost IP:80>
    ServerAdmin root@localhost
    ServerAlias devel.example.com

<VirtualHost IP:80>
    ServerAdmin root@localhost
    ServerAlias staging.example.com

You could use .htaccess to do the same thing I believe, but I like doing it this way better - personal preference.

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in this configuration i would need a separate ip for each... correct? –  user52177 Aug 24 '10 at 17:19
Sorry for the delay! Nope, you can use NameVirtualHost IPADDRESS:80 above your VirtualHosts, and then use that IP address in your VirtualHost IPADDRESS:80 stanza. –  drewrockshard Aug 24 '10 at 18:27
So that it is easier to read, I created a private pastie for you - here's what part of it would look like: pastie.org/private/x5uxpvgfnfdrffypkrr71g –  drewrockshard Aug 24 '10 at 18:29
im going to test this out tomorrow i will be sure to post back with my results.. thanks again –  user52177 Aug 24 '10 at 20:06
No problem! Let us know if you run into any snags. –  drewrockshard Aug 24 '10 at 20:21

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