I've already done a search through the forum, and I've found many problems similar to mine, but none that mirror what I am trying to do. This could be because what I'm trying to do is just silly... I don't know!
I have a website fully hosted here at dreamhost www.mysite.com.
I have some .net hosting at another host which is currently hosting the beta version of "mysite". It is using the domain www. betasite.com.
We want to create a beta.mysite.com subdomain that points to www.betasite.com. Thus leaving the existing www working and beta pointing to the .net host.
I've tried creating a CNAME entry that points to the beta hostname, but it doesn't seem to be working. I get a 404 error.
I've tried to achieve the same thing to another site on dreamhost just to try and restrict the scope of problem. When I go to beta.mysite.com in this case I get this error.
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"
If my understanding is correct (and it may not be), a CNAME is the right thing to do... it looks the IP address is resolving to the correct host, but that the site is pointing to the wrong place when it gets there. What am I missing?