[Typo3] What is the best way to set up a multiple site with subdomains?

Gilles Deacur tronno22556 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 17:34:38 CET 2005

Michiel Roos wrote:
> On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 19:34:46 -0500, Gilles Deacur wrote:
>>Man, can I just say I am glad I found this group.  I've been pulling my 
>>hair out the last 2 weeks due to the frustrating and confusing 
>>navigation on the Typo3 site.  This newsgroup looks very promising.
> Hope we can help you.
>>This is my situation:
>>I have a main domain sunshinelocksmith.com. I want to install typo3 into 
>>a subdomain called admin-maint.sunshinelocksmith.com.  I did that and 
>>the site worked fine from the subdomain.  But I want to have typo3 run 
>>multiple domains.  A few would be subdomains such as 
>>critterpal.sunshinelocksmith.com, deacur.sunshinelocksmith.com, 
>>monkeywithatypewriter.sunshinelocksmith.com, etc.
> Understood, this is possible.
>>I imagine this all can be done, but my real problem comes with the URL 
>>in the browser bar.  I don't want the address to read 
>>"critterpal.sunshinelocksmith.com/this-page/" but rather 
>>"www.critterpal.com/this-page/".  I'm having troubles with this at the 
>>moment and suspect this is because I have the typo3 installed in a 
> Why is this a problem? You own the names critterpal.com and
> sunshinelocksmith.com.
> To make Typo3 recieve all the requests for the subdomains etc, your vhost
> entry should look something like this:
> <VirtualHost sunshinelocksmith.com:80>
>   ServerName sunshinelocksmith.com
>   ServerAlias critterpal.sunshinelocksmith.com
>   ServerAlias critterpal.com
>   ServerAlias deacur.sunshinelocksmith.com
>   DocumentRoot /home/httpd/htdocs/typo3Root
>   CustomLog    /home/httpd/logs/sunshinelocksmith.com/access combined
>   ErrorLog     /home/httpd/logs/sunshinelocksmith.com/errors
> </VirtualHost>
> Then it is Typo3's problem to answer the requests with the correct
> content. Therefore, you must specify domain entries for all your sites. 
> If you want your location bar to read "www.critterpal.com/this-page/",
> make your links point there.
>>Am I correct?  Does this need to go into the root to work like I want, 
>>or can this work like I want from a subdomain?
> I don't understand your problem here.
> Cheers,
> Michiel

Oooo... yah... well, I'm on a shared server with cpanel.  Is there a way 
I can access that file?

I have a .htaccess file that was edited to run the RealURL.

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