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Try to understand the background of the subsites module


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11 November 2008 at 2:30am (Last edited: 11 November 2008 2:32am), Community Member, 48 Posts

ewonde, I found your post very helpful in getting subsites installed. [url=]Here are the steps I've taken[/url] so far.

Now that I have the subsites module installed, I can add subdomains, and can add pages to those subdomains in the CMS. Great!

But... I don't understand how to visit those pages. I know it should be something like:


I have silverstripe installed in my home www directory. In my case I visit the main site by going to:


What address should I be using to view the subsites?

Many Thanks,



13 November 2008 at 8:31pm Community Member, 48 Posts

It turns out that by default Silverstripe doesn't resolve addresses of the form:


Once I installed Silverstripe in my main apache Documents folder I could visit the subsites no problem. Well... once I added entries in my /etc/hosts file:   subdomain1.localhost   subdomain2.localhost


29 November 2008 at 8:42pm Forum Moderator, 801 Posts

In case it helps, I've recently extended the wiki docs on the subsites module a bit:

Feel free to add your findings there, either as FAQs or as more documentation paragraphs - it can be quite complex to grasp sometimes, so any documentation is welcome :)