words of wisdom from a systems engineer

Using wildcard subdomains in Plesk

In some situations, you may want to have as well as * point to the same site in Plesk. Plesk will automatically set up hosting for and within the Apache configuration, but you can direct all subdomains for a particular domain to a certain virtual host fairly easily.


Add a CNAME or A record for * which points to (for a CNAME), or the domain’s IP (for an A record.

Apache Configuration

Edit the /var/www/vhosts/ or /home/httpd/vhosts/ file and enter this information:

ServerAlias *

If the vhost.conf didn’t exist before, you will need to run:

# /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/websrvmng -av

Whether the vhost.conf was new or not, you will need to reload the Apache configuration:

# /etc/init.d/httpd reload

Credit for this fix goes to SWSoft’s KB #955