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11/29/2013 9:01 PM
 

Hi,
I am doing testing on a windows 2008 server with a few DNN portals.

I have a local site called: http://instantbi-webhosting613dev.com

I can get to it ok. 

Inside this portal I have http://mensbusinessassociation613.com. I have defined the alias for the portal fine.

When I try to find this via google it does not find it.

When I go to the IIS server and try and access this from sites, manage sites, browse site I get the following message.


Domain Name Does Not Exist In The Database

DotNetNuke supports multiple portals from a single database/codebase. It accomplishes this by converting the URL of the client browser Request to a valid PortalID in the Portals database table. The following steps describe the process:

Web Server Processing
When a web server receives a Request from a client browser, it compares the file name extension on the target URL resource to its Application Extension Mappings defined in IIS.
Based on the corresponding match, IIS then sends the Request to the defined Executable Path ( aspnet_asapi.dll in the case of ASP.NET Requests ).
The aspnet_isapi.dll engine processes the Request in an ordered series of events beginning with Application_BeginRequest.

I can not for the life of me see why it is not getting to this alias. If you click on 

http://www.mensbusinessassociation.org/
http://www.mens-business-association.com/

You will see that the site on the web has it's aliases defined properly. 

What I have done on the local host is to define mensbusinessassociation613.com as an alias and then also set it up as a web site in the IIS server. I set dot net version to 4.0 and so it starts...it just can not see the alias to get going as presented by the message.

Can anyone please point me to where I might need to look to figure out how to get at alias hosted portals on my local server? I am at a bit of a loss on this one.

PS. I do have mensbusinessassociation613.com in the host name in the bindings.


Thanks in Advance

I amd using IIS7, DNN 6.13, window 2008.

Best Regards Peter
 
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11/30/2013 8:29 AM
 

The error message is saying you don't have the domain name alias defined in the dnn database ... Go to admin ... Site settings ... Aliases ... And add an alias for any domains you want a portal to see ...

 
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12/18/2013 1:14 PM
 
Wes Tatters wrote:

The error message is saying you don't have the domain name alias defined in the dnn database ... Go to admin ... Site settings ... Aliases ... And add an alias for any domains you want a portal to see ...

 

Hi Wes,
I believe I have set the alias correctly. I have put some screenshots on my forums so you or anyone else can see exactly what is happening.

http://www.instantbi.com/Support/AllF...


Best Regards Peter
 
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12/18/2013 3:38 PM
 
Peter,

There is no DNS record for mensbusinessassociation613.com to direct requests to the IP of your site. Not an DNN issue...you need to create either the A-record or CName for that address.
 
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12/18/2013 4:20 PM
 
Mike Riley wrote:
Peter,

There is no DNS record for mensbusinessassociation613.com to direct requests to the IP of your site. Not an DNN issue...you need to create either the A-record or CName for that address.

Hi Mike,
I am not sure I understand. The mensbusinessassociation613.com address is local and on the dev test machine. Are you saying that DNN is trying to find an address to send the request to rather than just redirect the request locally?

With the hosted production site I have I do put in the A-record to point to the IP of the hosting DNN site. 

But for a local test site is the same required? After all the local test sites are not registered as domain names. The 613 is the DNN version. Is it possible to host a DNN site on a DNN hosting service in development and not have the addresses set up in an address registry like enom? I would have thought this must be possible otherwise how do people test upgrades to their hosted sites? This is exactly what I am doing. I am trying to upgrade the forum module on my two 613 DNN sites.

One is just my  http://instantbi613.com site which is the local dev site for instantbi.com. That works ok as it is only one portal and no alias.

But  mensbusinessassociation613.com sits inside  http://instantbi-webhosting613dev.com.

I can get to  http://instantbi-webhosting613dev.com just fine as that is the parent portal just like the IBI one. I would have thought I can surely get to  mensbusinessassociation613.com without an a-record on a domain hoster.

Am I missing something here? Can I put that a-record on my development server to loopback?

Thank you for your kind assistance. It is much appreciated.


Best Regards Peter
 
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