Still having problems
Hello again, i'm sure you guys are all going to get fed up with me sooner or later, but i'm hoping i might get my problems sorted out before then!
Ok, i've just put in a message for support with my VPS provider, and thought i would copy and paste it here because i'm getting the impression that no one is understanding the problem and thought this might explain it better:
Hello everyone and hope you can help me. I have my slice for about 11 days now and i just cannot get this working. I seem to misunderstand something but am not sure what, but please note that i have used slicehost in the past with the same set up that i'm trying to use now, it worked in the past but will not work now.
Basic details, i have a 384mb slice which is adequate for my needs and i wish to install a hosting control panel named EHCP (easy hosting control panel).
In the past, ehcp worked well on a 256mb slice, so it should also work now, but the problem i am having seems to be with domain name records, but i could be wrong.
Here's what happens:
I select an operating system, in this case ubuntu 10.10
I open putty and paste some installation commands from the ehcp webiste which installs apache, php, mysql, etc, etc.
In slicehost manager, i set the A records for both the domain name and www. I also set the ns records to slicehost.net
Then i go to my domain name in my browser and get the correct home page.
Then i log into my hosting control panel (ehcp) and create the domain in there, i get the default home page for that domain.
Then i create a sub domain. It is created within the hosting control panel but is not accesible via my browser.
Also, if i want to create new domain names that i own, they will only work if i set them both in slicehost manager and the hosting control panel.
But even still i will not be able to create sub domains.
Now regardless of which hosting control panel i use, i should be able to create new domain names only in the control panel without also having to set them in slicemanager.
I have been in touch with EHCP who have logged in and looked around, but they say they can see no problems.
What am i doing wrong?
Say you yourself were going to install a hosting control panel, what records would you set at your domain name provider, what records would you set in slicemanager and what records would you set in the hosting control panel?
Any help here would be most appreciated, my biggest confusion is that i had no problems with either slicehost or ehcp in the past, so cannot understand why it will not work now.
I get the impression that the problem is with the installation package provided by ehcp because it seems that apache is configured wrongly.
If i create a domain name in ehcp, it works. If i restart apache, it continues to work. But if i create a sub-domain in ehcp, that sub will not be available on the web. If i then restart apache, apache will fail to restart and the command line will give me an error message saying that a file relating to sub domains does not exist. If i look, i can find this file but not at the location apache looks for it.
I am really sure the problem is nothing to do with the VPS, and nothing to do with EHCP, but that the problem lies with the installation package provided with EHCP.
I hope this helps you to better understand the problem, thanks.