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Old 04-25-2006, 07:46 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Bosnia and Herzegowina
Distribution: Centos, FreeBSD
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add subdomain


I have a hosting account on Centos with cPanel.

I would like to offer free subdomains to my customer.

I can add a subdomain in cpanel, and it works fine.

The questions is, How can I make a script that would do that automaticly.

All I need is a script that would add it thru shell. I would do the rest.

Old 04-26-2006, 05:34 AM   #2
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Location: Montpellier, France, Europe, World, Solar System
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Might not be your solution but I offer to clients asking for it automatic subdomains. All it takes is a wildcard entry in their dns record and a very simple rewrite rule in their virtual host entry in apache. Then, the simple creation of a directory creates the subdomain.

Here is an example for domain

DNS zone file contains:
$ttl 86400    IN      SOA (
                        86400 )
                IN      NS
                IN      NS
                IN      MX      10
                IN      MX      50
                IN      A       x.x.x.x
www             IN      A       x.x.x.x
mail            IN      A       y.y.y.y
smtp            IN      A       z.z.z.z
*               IN      A       x.x.x.x
The virtual host entry looks like
<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /home/[blabla.comUserHome]/www
    ServerAlias *
    CustomLog /var/log/apache/blabla-access_log combined
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond   %{HTTP_HOST}                 ^(^.+)\.blabla\.com$
    RewriteRule (.*)                    /home/[blabla.comUserHome]/%1/$1
Once this is in place, the user just needs to create a directory in his home dir. It can then be accessed through http://<dirname>


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