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I have a domain pointing to the dedicated IP address on my dedicated server working fine.

The problem is that any other domains I create pointing to shared IP addresses on the server are not working. I changed the vhosts in the htttp.d/conf file to point directly to the dedicated IP address and have the path to the new domain (e.g /home/domain/ or even pointing to the shared IP address (e.g with no luck.

I changed the A records from the dedicated to the shared IP address and back with no luck.

I feel like I tried everything so far but I may be mistaken since I'm not a Server admin but a web dev.

Note: I'm using Interworx.

Note2: I'm using my own nameservers. (e.g. / )

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Exactly what did you set up? Your question isn't at all clear. – Michael Hampton Feb 21 '13 at 1:40

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  • Check that your network cards are configured to use the IP addresses you are using.
  • Check that your firewall (probably IPtables) is configured to allow traffic to those IP addresses.
  • Check that your web server is listening on those IP addresses.
  • Set vhosts to listen on all addresses using the wildcard.
  • Setup your vhosts to use your domain names and FQDN names - in apache use ServerName for one of them and ServerAlias for any additional ones.
  • Make sure that DNS is configured to point your domain names/FQDNs at your IP addresses using A records or via CNAMES that in turn point to A records.

Optional - figure out the basics of web hosting before you start on your own nameservers. You are trying to learn too much too fast. Keep the moving parts to a minimum.

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