Getting my hosting landing page on A record mapped domains - server has 2 installs of WPMS - had thi

Hey there - this is baking my noodle so I hope you can help.

I've set up a simple WordPress MultiSite to host all my unused domains.

So, I set up domain mapping and added some sites, set up the A records as normal but all I see on the domains is the Site5 hosting landing page, see:

As examples - I picked these 3 for you as they are each registered by different companies.

I wonder if you can help at all? I've set up domain mapping just fine on another WP network on another server with the same host (Site5) so I'm loosing my mind working out what could be wrong?

I've tried spoofing IP's from hosts files, purging DNS, all that jazz, no luck. Also, these domains have been left to settle overnight and still no luck.

I've checked and double checked wp-config etc, all seems fine install-wise.

The ONLY thing worth mentioning is the SAME server at has another large WordPress MultiSite install running on it. However DOMAIN MAPPING ISN'T being used on that?

Any ideas guys?

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Michael Kimb,

    Sorry to see that you are having an issue with your WordPress installation and the Domain Mapping plugin

    It clearly states in the instructions that to use "A" records the WordPress site must be on its own dedicated IP.

    You have confirmed by your own admission that it is not on its own dedicated IP. The ONLY thing worth mentioning is the SAME server at has another large WordPress MultiSite install running on it

    However DOMAIN MAPPING ISN'T being used on that?

    Irrelevant the first domain is the holder of the dedicated IP and it is almost certainly listed first for that IP in the httpd.conf file, if it were the other installation first it would be working and not the so called big installation.

    How to make it work would be to Park the domains for this second installation (instead of an "A" record" where they are resolving to the /public_html/ (or equivalent) folder of the second installation.

    That should do the job for us.

    Let me know how it goes.

    Cheers, Joe

  • Michael Kimb
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Interesting, thanks. I'll add some parked domains and see what I can come up with.

    FYI the server is a VPS and has 4 separate WordPress installs running but only one is MultiSite and only this one is using Domain Mapping.

    I think I may have mixed myself up because this is one of 2 servers I have with the same host and the other one is also a WPMS network and although that too has some other hosted domains they are currently not active (doh!).

    Anyway, parked domains now set up - I'll get back to you when the DNS has done it's magic :slight_smile:

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Michael Kimb,

    We have not heard back from you as to the status of this issue.

    If you are still having an issue please let us know so that we may try to get you fixed up as soon as possible by choosing to check mark this ticket as unresolved below and posting any new errors or symptoms you are noticing.

    This action will also bring your ticket up front back in plain view again within the ticket system.

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV Community Member!

    Cheers, Joe

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