The issue I am having is with mapping the domain nemsar.org to nemsar.ruralcharities.org multisite. I enabled WPMUDev access. The NEMSAR.org client has a domain with Godaddy and wanted to keep his mail there, so he just changed his A records to my Bluehost VPS IP as opposed to changing his nameservers to ns1.bluehost.com & ns2.bluehost.com. Below are the details.
- My VPS IP is 18.104.22.168
- My root directory is otsegoweb.
- otsegoweb.com is a subdomain multisite with 11 total sites. One site has a domain from GoDadddy via the A records set to 22.214.171.124.
- I have 6 or so individual addon sites in my root directory of otsegoweb. One of these addon sites is ruralcharities.
-RuralCharities.org is a subdomain multisite. I have one domain forwarded from Godaddy (teefinc.com) via nameservers set to ns1.bluehost.com & ns2.bluehost.com.
- I have added an addon domain in my cPanel for nemsar.org.
- The nemsar directory was created automatically when I created the addon in cPanel.
- I've manually added a nemsar-org directory hoping that might help. I noticed my first domain map at ruralcharities.org (teefinc.org) had two directories teefinc & teefinc-org.
- nemsar.org with the A records set is properly resolving to my VPS server
* My client did not want a broken site displayed while I try to figure out the domain mapping, so we added an index.html file in the nemsar directory to redirect nemsar.org to nemsar.ruralcharities.org. Before I try to test a mapping solution (which breaks the site) I rename index.html to x-index.html. After failing the test to resolve the mapping, I rename the file back to index.html. I only try to test for a couple of minutes at a time. I realise it takes some time to resolve certain issues and this is a problem for me. But I did tell him I would try to keep the downtime to a minimum.
- I was on the phone with Bluehost for quite some time yesterday, but they could not help. They did assist me in the past with forwarding a domain to my VPS by having me change some WHM settings.
Thank you for your time.