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On Cent OS 6, apache 2.2, Bind 9.7.3 I cannot get my domains to load with www cname. If I type example.com it loads fine, but www.example.com loads my main apache directory from /var/www/html

This is what I have in httpd.conf:

NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/_domains/example.com"
ServerName example.com

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/_domains/example2.com"
ServerName example2.com

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"

And a zone file for example.com looks like this:

$ttl 38400
example.com.    IN  SOA example.com. webmaster.example.com. (
            38400 )

example.com.          IN NS   ns1.example.com.
example.com.          IN NS   ns2.example.com.
ns1.example.com.               IN A
ns2.example.com.               IN A
example.com.          IN A
mail.example.com.             IN A
www.example.com.              IN CNAME        example.com.
example.com.          IN MX  10 mail.example.com.

Any thoughts on why www.example.com would load the default html directory /var/www/html instead of /var/www/html/_domains/example.com ?

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That's because you are not including www into your Virtualhost. So Apache does not know what you are talking about. So you need to add a ServerAlias as well :

<VirtualHost *:80>
   DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/_domains/example.com"
   ServerName example.com
   ServerAlias *.example.com
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Ah, ServerAlias , of course :) –  adrianTNT Jan 14 '12 at 16:16

You need the lines:

ServerAlias www.example.com

ServerAlias www.example2.com
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It seems that you need to the ServerAlias directive. So, your virutal host defintion should look like:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/_domains/example.com"
ServerName www.example.com
ServerAlias example.com *.example.com

For more info, you can see.

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