I have a virtual private server with its own IP address. I asked my ISP (Dream Host) to default that IP address to my install of Wordpress. They told me I would have to purchase a second IP address to accomplish that. So I did. That new IP address now defaults to the folder in which Wordpress is installed.
I asked Dreamhost support to do the following:
“Next step in a project you guys have been helping me with. I need a wild card dns to point to a wordpress installation at: 126.96.36.199 for the domain:
The instructions for what I am trying to do say:
"In the DNS records for each domain added, add a wildcard subdomain that points to this WordPress installation by IP."
They wrote back saying they could not accomplish it.
From Dreamhost Support
That's not something that can be configured here. If I add a wildcard DNS
entry for, it does this:
It adds a CNAME for *.domain.com
It adds an apache ServerAlias for *.domain.com
Note that it doesn't add any A records, and it also is only for the
domain pointing to the hosting for the same domain. That is the
configuration I can add. While I could do the apache part of this, there
is not a way to have the subdomains share the IP of a domain except via
mirroring. They also could not in this case since you configured
folkview.com to have a uniquely assigned IP (the IP above) and mirroring
and unique IP are exclusive since one breaks the other.
Basically, you'd have to take over configuration of your apache web
service's configuration to do this since it's not something that can be
automated (the server side is the part you cannot do in any automated
way.) You would just manually create a DNS entry for *.PaganNation.com
and make it a CNAME to folkview.com since its IP is not static (it may
change.) PaganNation.com would need to mirror folkview.com if that's what
you intend to point it to. I'm sorry if it seems complex. It is a bit,
and is unsupported since this setup requires a custom setup. It's not
impossible, but a bit involved. Unfortunately, I'm not able to find
information on this specific setup, but Apache itself has plenty of
I hope this helps. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate
to let me know.