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Old 03-15-2006, 05:29 PM   #1
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How do I point several domain names to seperate parts of my root server in Plesk 7?

Hi all, this is my first post but reading the answers you lot give I hope you can help me.

I have recently got my own linux root server ( and have several domain names that I wish to host on there and many more for the future.

My problem is that I have transfered the domains above to my new IP address (with 1&1 Internet which is where I have the root server from as well) and I have registered the domains with Plesk (as Physical Hosting) but no matter what I do or upload etc I just get the default index page on all of the sites that says the name(s) have been registered.

I should tell you that all the ftp etc works fine, they all have their own home directory on the server etc but still no way of getting to the individual home pages when the domain names are typed in.

I realise it is probably something really obvious but I can't see a way of pointing the domain names to a paticular part of my server (i.e a home directory per domain name).

Is there a way of doing this or have I just done something completely wrong to start with? Should the domain names even be on the IP address of the server and if not where should they be?

I'm begining to wonder if the only way to do it is to set up web forwarding on each domain name to the relevant home directory but this just doesn't sound like the right option. The main point of having the root server was to save all the web forwarding.

Hopefully this make some sense to someone and if you need any more information at all please ask as this is driving me up the wall!

Thanks in advance.
Alex Copeland
Old 03-16-2006, 11:46 AM   #2
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Assuming you are using an apache server you need to ensure that the registrar is forwarding requests for the domain name to your ip address. Most registrars have some kind of control panel for you to do this yourself.
Next you need the configure apache to perform vitual hosting. A howto can be found here.
Old 03-19-2006, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for that. Great to know there is a friendly place to get the info. Appreciate it.


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