Virtual Hosts & Subdomains

David Hughes dghughes82 at
Sat Mar 17 16:38:11 UTC 2012

Hi all,

thanks very much for your advice.
To answer your questions:

It's a FreeBSD jail that I rent from Exonetric, which I've been using 
for experimental / developmental purposes. I haven't registered a 
personal domain name for it - as it's mainly for me to mess about with 
than for the world to see - but it is bound to a public IP and generic 
domain name ( I don't have access to 
the domain name that came with the jail - and I think that is probably 
where the problem lies.

Here's the current text of my httpd.conf:

Output of ifconfig:

I tried adding additional <VirtualHost> entries for subdomains, but it 
didn't work - although I think I understand why that is now.

Me having this jail is mostly an exercise in learning the whys and 
wherefores of remote Unix[-like] server administration - something tells 
me I need to learn more about the workings of DNS, as I'd never heard of 
CNAMEs before.

Thanks again for all your help, much appreciated.

Best regards,


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