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Hi There,

I'm new to WebFaction hosting and am in the process of 'moving in'... I've more or less got everything installed except for linking up to Google's app engine. I've gone through the process of verifying the domain etc.. on the Google side and that went fine. I then setup the DNS override in my control panel mapping my subdomain to ghs.google.com (in the cname field) and leaving all other fields blank. I received no error messages, but when I try and navigate to that sub domain I get the WebFaction "Site not configured" message...

Using the CName lookup as suggested by Google shows the following:

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Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Jim

asked 11 Feb '12, 06:46

jim2007
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To use Google Apps with WebFaction, you also need add the MX names of Google to your DNS overrides.

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answered 11 Feb '12, 07:21

timg ♦♦
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Thanks, but I don't want to use their email server...

All I want is for my app.mydomain.com to map to myapp.appspot.com, which is the address of the google app engine application I'm working on.

(11 Feb '12, 09:50) jim2007

I also entered myapp.appspot.com in the cname record and that was a no go too

(11 Feb '12, 10:02) jim2007

The only way to do this is via Google Apps. You cannot do this with DNS settings alone without Google Apps; the server needs to know which application to serve for a given request URL, and if the domain isn't a Google Apps domain, you can't configure this.

(11 Feb '12, 11:01) timg ♦♦

OK, but does that mean that I am then forced to use their mail server as well?

(11 Feb '12, 11:28) jim2007

No, you can use Google Apps without using their email.

(11 Feb '12, 11:50) timg ♦♦

Thanks got it sorted out at last!

(12 Feb '12, 13:06) jim2007
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