View Full Version : Installing wordpress MU help

09-13-2007, 07:08 AM

After searching through the forums for most of yesterday trying to get wordpress MU setup with WH's sitemanager with no luck I'm seeing if anyone can help me.

I have 20+ domains that I want to put blogs on and WPMU seems the easiest way to do this.

I've edited my httpd.conf such as the following:

ServerName goodparkingspaces.com
ServerAlias www.goodparkingspaces.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html
ServerName focusformulareview.com
ServerAlias www.focusformulareview.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/vhosts/focusformulareview

but when I go to http://www.focusformulareview.com/, it just shows the apache page not the blog.

I've read that I need to park the domain using cpanel from this thread:

But, WH's site manager does not allow this. I've read that symlinks are one way to do it but it seemed like you could only do it for shortcuts, didn't see anything about domains.

Any help appreciated to get this working.



02-05-2008, 09:22 PM
I was able to get wordpress mu installed just fine. I would make sure you asked support to add wildcard domains for the selected domain. I'll post installation instructions soon

08-05-2008, 10:37 PM
When will you release your instructions on setting up wordpress mu on WestHost?

08-06-2008, 01:20 AM
I've just asked the support about wildcard settings, but they said if we pay, then they'll do the wildcard domain settings.

Is wild card setting not a service of WestHost?

I would make sure you asked support to add wildcard domains for the selected domain.

08-06-2008, 03:49 PM
Hello epicheirimatias,

I'm sorry you were told that you'd need to pay for this. It's something we can take care of for you without charge. We would simply add something such as the following in a custom zone file for you:

*.domain.com A

This would effectively redirect all traffic to anything.domain.com to that IP address. Or we could set this up as a CNAME record as well. Please submit a trouble ticket for this request at:


We'll make sure as well all of Technical Support is clear on this type of thing. We definitely want clients to feel comfortable with calling in and getting the right information, otherwise you lose time by having to contact us again to get the right information and we lose time re-addressing the question and making things right. With that said, if you need to contact us again for any other questions, I hope it will be a much more pleasant experience.

08-06-2008, 03:58 PM
Hello findout,

I guess I can make a response more specific to what you need done. Setting up Wordpress MU requires a Virtual Host like:

<VirtualHost *>
ServerName www.domain.com
ServerAlias *.domain.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/domaindirectory

That's something you can either do, or we can do it for you. That is something we will support (changing the Virtual Host entry to that). In addition to this, you'll need an Administrator to make an adjustment to your DNS zone record information. They'll need to create a record such as:

* IN CNAME @ ;10

So, this one requires two changes (Virtual Host and DNS zone record). Again the ticket for the zone record change can be submitted from http://members.westhost.com/contactus.html. Please feel free to refer to this post as well in the ticket.

08-07-2008, 04:51 AM
Justin, thanks for letting us know.

I'd like to ask you one question.

I already have subdomains running at mydomain.com, set up with Site Manager:


I'd like my wordpress mu users to be able to create urls like:

user1.mydomain.com, user2.mydomain.com

If we manually change wildcard and virtualhost settings, will it affect current subdomain settings?

09-03-2008, 02:26 AM
How to set DNS for wpmu.

NOTE: Site Manager does not support settings for second domains.