Bad_httpd_conf, subdomains, a records, oh my...HEEELLLLLP!


#1

received this for an “A” record, but before was a subdomain before.
[b]Site Temporarily Unavailable

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the webmaster/ tech support immediately to have them rectify this.
error id: “bad_httpd_conf”
[/b]

I followed all of the steps on a wiki Bad_httpd_conf. All of the IP Addresses match up to my webhost ip.

The only thing I am trying to accomplish is that I have my entry point be mysub.domain.com. If they enter just “domain.com”, I want it redirected to “mysub.domain.com”.

There are other issues that are preventing me from creating this as a subdomain which would be ideal in any other situation. The problem I have with creating a subdomain is that, here on dreamhost they decided to create “www.mysub.domain.com”, “ftp.mysub…”,and a slew of others. all of which you can’t delete.

Rather just having the normal cPanel, they provide a custom view, which i find more restrictive than helpful. There are way too many clicks just to modify your zone files. Go here for MX, here for this, click this for custom mx.

Essentially, all i want is something like this

mysub A [HOSTING IP ADDRESS]

http://[mydomain].com -> http://[mysub].[mydomain].com
NO WWW in zone file


#2

You will need to set this up as a subdomain (and just live with the extra DNS records this creates). Our web servers will not respond to requests for a (sub)domain that doesn’t correspond with something that has explicitly been configured in our panel – anything you create manually in the DNS panel will just spit out an error when it hits our servers.


#3

Hi there!

In order for mysub.domain.com to be used at all, it first needs to exist in our system. What you’ll need to do from your panel is set up the sub-domain as Fully Hosted:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Add_a_domain#Fully_hosted_Domain

Then you can set up yourdomain.com to redirect to mysub.domain.com:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Redirect_Domain

When you Fully Host mysub.domain.com, that creates the necessary IP and configuration. Once set up, domain.com will redirect to the Fully Hosted mysub.domain.com. :slight_smile: After you’ve made these changes, please note that it may take a little bit of time for your DNS to propagate. If you find yourself needing assistance, please don’t hesitate to email our support team who’ll be happy to help: http://bit.ly/SlXpjh


#4

ok, since there appears to be no other way, i’ll add the subdomain. now here comes the other piece of the puzzle.

currently i have google apps for my email and such, along with another cname for my photo hosting on the base [mydomain].com.
webmail.[mydomain].com ghs.googlehosted.com
cal.[mydomain].com ghs.googlehosted.com
photos.[mydomain].com custom.zenfolio.com

will those still work with the base domain being redirected to [mysub].[mydomain].com


#5

Add your domain as Fully Hosted and setup GMail for it.

The redirection mentioned above is just for HTTP requests at domain.com (or www.domain.com).