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How can I send 404 if subdomain is not found? For example if I have something like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName www.example.com
  DocumentRoot /var/www
  <all other stuff>
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName example.com
  DocumentRoot /var/www
  <all other stuff>
</VirtualHost>

and open example.com, it opens correct page, if I try with subdomain www.example.com, it opens correctly. However if I try test.example.com (or any other subdomain) it still opens the same page, but I would like to send 404. Looks like very similar question to this one: apache2-virtualhosts-and-wildcard-subdomains, but I don't find a way to create 404 response.

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I found a way to do that with RewriteRule like this:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^(www\.)?example\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^ - [R=404,L]

Don't know if it is the best way to do it, but it works for me.

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