Apache virtual hosts setup needs proper A DNS record

When I was first setting up SSL with Apache, I discovered apache was sending me to a different virtual host when I typed in the www. or left it off.

<VirtualHost *:443>
ServerName domainname.com
ServerAlias www.domainname.com

I eventually learned that I needed to change my configuration to..

ServerName  www.clayweidinger.com
ServerAlias www.clayweidinger.com *.clayweidinger.com clayweidinger.com

But the most important part was making sure I had both a www and a blank/@ DNS A record or CNAME record on my domain registration site.

I won’t make that mistake again!

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