Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have mod_vhost_alias enabled. My GoDaddy DNS A-Record Host='*' points to my server.

In /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default I have

<VirtualHost *:80>
    UseCanonicalName Off
    VirtualDocumentRoot /var/www/%0/public_html
    VirtualScriptAlias /var/www/%0/cgi-bin

But when I try to go to subdomain.domain.com I get:

Not Found

The requested URL / was not found on this server. Been working at this ALL day! PLEASE help! Thank you!

UPDATE: So I got this to work by changing the %0 to %1 because my folder names were "subdomain" however now if I go to domain.com instead of subdomain.domain.com I get an error... How can I have the best of both worlds?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Here's the deal: Fix the C:/'s in my example and update the paths for yours.

Make sure you have the "NameVirtualHost" at the top of the vHosts section.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin support@u4ik.us
    DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/"
    ServerName u4ik.info
    ServerAlias www.u4ik.info

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin support@u4ik.us
    DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/url/"
    ServerName 2.u4ik.us
    ServerAlias 2.u4ik.us
share|improve this answer

I think for simplicity sake, you need to choose one or the other. If you going go with the Virtualhost, follow the example that U4iK_HaZe provided, like so:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin support@yourdomain.com
    DocumentRoot /yourpath/to/yoursite/
    ServerName yourdomain.com
    ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin support@subdomain.yourdomain.com
    DocumentRoot /yourpath/to/yoursitesubdomain/
    ServerName subdomain.yourdomain.com
    ServerAlias www.subdomain.yourdomain.com

If you are going to use VirtualDocumentRoot, you go with this:

UseCanonicalName Off
VirtualDocumentRoot /yourpath/%0/htdocs

I think, though, that you know that part. What I am not sure is whether you created the appropriate directories on the server. %0 matches the whole domain, so on the server, if you need to bring up subdomain1.yourdomain.com, the directory path should be:


For subdomain2.yourdomain.com:


However, since it seems that you don't have much experience in pattern matching, I strongly suggest going with the VirtualHost Option and leave VirtualDocumentRoot alone for the time being.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.