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

Been a long time doing it but set up a wordpress multisite on turnkey lamp.

The multisite has 2 subdomains.

I have 2 addon domains mapped to the 2 subdomains of main site.

Origianally used as reference: http://www.turnkeylinux.org/forum/support/20110812/problem-moving-wordpr...

Also used: http://www.turnkeylinux.org/forum/support/20111129/lamp-virtualhost-name...

And various other sources on the web.

After I got it all the technical server stuff working a while back, I concentrated on building the site when I had time.

I have been doing all my server and site setup while connecting using my PCs hosts file.

Now I am ready to go live but when I add the new records to the domains at my registar and remove the entries in my hosts file on my pc. Things are not working.

The main site frontend is there but the 2 subdomains are not.

The wordpress backend for all three sites is accessable.

Does anyone know why this is happening?

Any Ideas where I should start troubleshooting and how to troubleshoot this problem?

My .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

# uploaded files
RewriteRule ^files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1 [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^ - [L]
RewriteRule . index.php [L]

My vhosts file:

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerName malgapratopiazza.it
    ServerAlias almhuetteplaetzwiese.it
    ServerAlias www.almhuetteplaetzwiese.it
    ServerAlias malgapratopiazza.com
    ServerAlias www.malgapratopiazza.com
    ServerAlias en.malgapratopiazza.it
    ServerAlias de.malgapratopiazza.it
        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
        DocumentRoot /var/www/malgapratopiazza.it/
        <Directory /var/www/malgapratopiazza.it/>
                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
                Order allow,deny
                allow from all

Anyone any ideas about where and how to troubleshoot this?

share|improve this question
FYI, your links are 404'ing i tried to figure out where they could be going but couldn't get a working link. Also what version of wordpress are you using? –  Zypher Mar 22 '12 at 17:43
Your domain de.malgapratopiazza.it is redirecting to almhuetteplaetzwiese.it, but there is no DNS for that host. There is DNS for qqq.almhuetteplaetzwiese.it, however. –  Kyle Smith Mar 22 '12 at 17:45

Your Answer


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

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.