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I would like to access my site both with and without using the www. Currently it only works with. Leaving out the www just goes to a blank page. Also, wp-admin just loads a blank page too.

I have set an A record for mysite.com and www.mysite.com, both pointing to my static Bitnami IP. I also have a subdomain mapped to another directory that is working just fine (conference.mysite.com and www.conference.mysite.com).

I'm using a Bitnami stack on an AWS EC2 micro instance.

Here is my httpd.conf:

ServerRoot "/opt/bitnami/apache2"
Listen 80

LoadModule authn_file_module modules/mod_authn_file.so
blah blah blah....
LoadModule php5_module        modules/libphp5.so

<IfModule !mpm_netware_module>
<IfModule !mpm_winnt_module>
User daemon
Group daemon

ServerAdmin you@example.com
ServerName localhost:80
DocumentRoot "/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress1/htdocs/"

<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all

<Directory "/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress1/htdocs/">
    Options Indexes MultiViews +FollowSymLinks
    LanguagePriority en
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
<IfModule dir_module>
    DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

<FilesMatch "^\\.ht">
    Order allow,deny
    Deny from all
    Satisfy All
ErrorLog "logs/error_log"

LogLevel warn
<IfModule log_config_module>

    LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \\"%r\\" %>s %b \\"%{Referer}i\\" \\"%{User-Agent}i\\"" combined
    LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \\"%r\\" %>s %b" common
    <IfModule logio_module>
      LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \\"%r\\" %>s %b \\"%{Referer}i\\" \\"%{User-Agent}i\\" %I %O" combinedio

    CustomLog "logs/access_log" common
<IfModule alias_module>
    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/opt/bitnami/apache2/cgi-bin/"
<Directory "/opt/bitnami/apache2/cgi-bin">
    AllowOverride None
    Options None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
DefaultType text/plain
<IfModule mime_module>
    TypesConfig conf/mime.types
    AddType application/x-compress .Z
    AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz

Include conf/extra/httpd-mpm.conf

<IfModule ssl_module>
SSLRandomSeed startup builtin
SSLRandomSeed connect builtin
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml
LoadModule wsgi_module modules/mod_wsgi.so
WSGIPythonHome /opt/bitnami/python

ServerSignature Off
ServerTokens Prod

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
PHPIniDir "/opt/bitnami/php/etc"

Include "/opt/bitnami/apps/phpmyadmin/conf/phpmyadmin.conf"
ExtendedStatus On
<Location /server-status>
  SetHandler server-status
  Order Deny,Allow
  Deny from all
  Allow from localhost

Include "/opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/httpd.conf"
Include "/opt/bitnami/apps/virtualhost.conf"

Here is my virtual hosts file:

NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin xx
    DocumentRoot "/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress1/htdocs"
    ServerName mbird.com
    ServerAlias www.mbird.com
    ErrorLog "logs/wordpress-error_log"
    CustomLog "logs/wordpress-access_log" common
<Directory "/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress1/htdocs">
 Options Indexes MultiViews +FollowSymLinks
 AllowOverride All
 Order allow,deny
 Allow from all

### WordPress conference.mbird.com configuration ###
<VirtualHost *:80>
 ServerAdmin sysadmin@mbird.com
 DocumentRoot "/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs"
 ServerName conference.mbird.com
 ServerAlias www.conference.mbird.com
 ErrorLog "logs/confwordpress-error_log"
 CustomLog "logs/confwordpress-access_log" common
<Directory "/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs">
 Options Indexes MultiViews +FollowSymLinks
 AllowOverride All
 Order allow,deny
 Allow from all
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Maybe, you should look wordpress config concerning site domains which are being served ('MULTISITE') or setup explicit apache redirect from domain to www.domain.

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Not multisite, actually too different installations. How would I do such a redirect? –  two7s_clash Mar 25 '12 at 16:33
Something like <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L] </IfModule> somewhere in suitable place should do the work. Also, consider changing domain to no-www in settings, as WP v2.3 and above should handle this 'canonicalization' of urls by itself (see markjaquith.wordpress.com/2007/09/25/…) –  Vadym S. Khondar Mar 25 '12 at 17:05

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