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I've setup a LAMP server with Ubuntu. It's a dedicated server hosted by online.net.

Now, I've purchased a domain name and I've created a A registar mapping to my server's IP address http://88.191.157.10/.

If you browse to this IP address, this will reach my website (the 404 is expected). However, if you browse to the website using the dns

http://samuel-*-***.fr

then you end up on a parking page of online.net...
I did a dig on the dns and it returns the correct IP address. So I'm not sure what I'm missing here...

Note: that if on my server I browse to the website using the domain name, then it works. So it must be something simple I've missed.

Edit: since it seems to come from my apache web config, here it is :

<VirtualHost 88.191.157.10:80>
ServerName samuel-***-*.fr
ServerAlias www.samuel-**-*.fr
ServerAdmin test@gmail.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/ePhotograph/web
DirectoryIndex app.php
<Directory "/var/www/ePhotograph/web">
 AllowOverride All
 Allow from All
</Directory>

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
 RewriteEngine On
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ app.php [QSA,L]
</IfModule>

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I get a 404. Are you sure it's not just your browser cache that fools you? – l3dx Aug 15 '13 at 12:15
    
Sounds like you have a local DNS cache issue - works for me. – Oli Aug 15 '13 at 12:16
    
@Sam your server isn't aliasing www. starting with your full domain name. Is a misconfiguration, but if you don't tell us the server you are using, we wouldn't be able to help you. – Braiam Aug 15 '13 at 12:37
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Have you cleared your browser cache yet? – l3dx Aug 15 '13 at 13:06
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try with a different browser (or smartphone or tablet or whatever) to verify it's not just browser DNS cache – Cubiq Aug 15 '13 at 13:13
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@Eliah, I cannot edit my original answer as it's been deleted. I'll write it here again because I believe it is the answer:

It was indeed the browser dns cache. You guys were right.

I basically walked away from computer and tried again a few hours later and it just worked. I guess if I had tried with a different browser it would have work too.

Thanks for helping !

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