I would like to know if this type of domain and subdomain organisation for our school is feasable, and if so, how.
We have 2 different servers, say SERVER1 and SERVER2
SERVER1 is for school-critical applications: our website,and our extranet SERVER2 is for each of our students and teachers 's websites. We plan to set Wordpress MU on it, so it will need a firstname.lastname.example.com
We want to work with only one Top Level Domain: example.com and have as many subdomains as we have websites/webapps.
for instance, i figure our DNS record should look like this. But is this correct?
example.com - public website (SERVER1) - webserver (A Record) www.example.com - public website (SERVER1) - webserver (A Record) extranet.example.com - Extranet (SERVER1) - webserver (A Record) old.example.com -silent redirects to SERVER2, old website. (A Record) mail1.example.com - points to SERVER1, mailserver (MX Record priority 10) mail2.example.com - points to SERVER2, mailserver (MX Record priority 20)
// a wildcard redirects any other requests to SERVER2
*.example.com - points to SERVER2
Is this feasible? And how should SERVER2 be configured, dns-wise?