my shamefully naive questions on dedicated configuration
I apologise for the extreme basic level of my questions in advance.
My situation: I'm looking to get familiarised with managing a dedicated server. The major issue at the moment that I am flummoxed by (my goodness there are many), is that of subdomains.
The site I desire to setup (I promise it's not a WebHosting one ) would have www.fluff.com as the main page (I use that name simply for example here). But I would also like to have subdomain names along the lines of <subdomain>.fluff.com
My first query is: Do you need an IP address for each subdomain?
I have kind of presumed not, but I 100% don't know either way.
In looking at the above Apache tutorial I have sort of put together some 'code' for making a subdomain, or so I think (hah! ), please be gentle in telling me how cackhanded I am at this :p (I seek to set up the name bob.fluff.com in this example)
I get the feeling it's horribly wrong but nevermind.
I was also wondering if/how you setup your email addresses so that they can be labelled as <name>@<subdomain>.<domain>.com .
Penultimately, if anyone does have links, I would appreciate it. I promise I have been doing google searches, as well as reading more threads on this forum than I care to mention [it's very 'needle in haystack' though I've found]
If thats so? why doesn't my host allow me to host 2 domains on one virtual account?
Or is it the word virtual that sets it off?
A number of reasons:
1.) Their control panel might not support it
2.) They just want to make more money by making you either upgrade to a higher package, sign up for another account, or pay to have the other domain setup on your account.
3.) They don't know how to do it
4.) They just dont want to!!!