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I am considering to start using webfaction to host my app, which is to be a subdomain of my current site hosted on another server. Ie I have mysite.com on godaddy and will be hosting myapp.mysite.com on webfaction.

In the other host with mysite.com, I point the subdomain myapp.mysite.com to webfaction's IP, no problems. In the webfaction domain config, do I simply put "myapp.mysite.com" in the domain control panel in the "Name" form?

Thanks, just want to be sure that this won't be a problem before I purchase.

asked 27 Oct '10, 04:56

H_n8
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Yes, if your (sub)domian is pointed to the proper WebFaction server, all you need to do is add the (sub)domain to the Domains list in the online Control Panel. You will then be able to assign the (sub)domain to any Website/Application you have.

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answered 27 Oct '10, 05:17

tie
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I have setup my webfaction account and the subdomain is pointing from the other server correctly. Then I put the subdomain in the Domains list as a domain name. The webfaction page "Site not Configured" page appears with the url, so that side of things is working fine.

However I configured a django app following the webfaction screencast, created my Website with the subdomain name selected, but I still get the Site not Configured page, well after the 2-minute wait time. I have in the name the entire subdomain "myapp.mysite.com" without any subdomains. In the documentation it says " Enter the domain name (including the TLD but excluding any prefixes, such as www) in the Name field (e.g. example.com). " Does this mean I should be putting mysite.com as the name and adding myapp as a subdomain? I understood the opposite by the response to my initial question...

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answered 03 Nov '10, 06:38

H_n8
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There are no problems to have myapp.mysite.com added as a main domain.

You should make sure that you actually have your Django application mounted to the root URL path (/) in your Website record.

(03 Nov '10, 06:44) tie

Ok, good to know. Yes, the URL path (/) is in the website record for my django app.

(03 Nov '10, 07:01) H_n8

update: Ok, contacted webfaction and it turns out I had the A record pointed to the wrong IP on webfaction :S So thats why I got a webfaction page and no connection with my app.

(03 Nov '10, 07:46) H_n8

Glad you got it fixed!

(03 Nov '10, 17:58) klynton
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