Hi, I have a multi-site subdomain install of wordpress installed at ampiq.com.
I'm trying to set up the domain mapping plugin so that subdomains/subsites of the ampiq.com wordpress install can map their own domain name to their subdomain. For instance, mapping wpsavings.com so that it links to luigispizza.ampiq.com.
I've installed the domain mapping plugin, done all the install with the sunrise.php and all and then edited the domain mapping entry to point luigispizza.ampiq.com to wpsavings.com via the domain mapping settings pages and then tried to add a cname record in the CPanel for wpsavings.com mapping http://www.wpsavings.com to luigispizza.ampiq.com
This does not work and typing http://www.wpsavings.com into a web browser seems like its still pointing to the old hosting that we were using for the web address. We were told by support staff that using a cname will not work and that we would need to use an "A" record which requires a dedicated IP address.
Ampiq.com is not on a dedicated IP address and therefore we have a few questions:
1. Is this a limitation of the domain mapping plugin only? I believe there are other multisite installs of wordpress using cname records to map top-level domains to subdomain sites in wordpress.
2. Is there a way to get things working without a dedicated IP address?
3. Is there a way to use a cname record to map to a top-level domain either with a dedicated IP Address or not?
Thanks so much for your assistance