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First of all, I'm sorry for my bad English. I'll try to explain my aim as much as possible.

I'm using a 2 Core and 2 GB memory VPS with 1 dedicated IP address from Digital Ocean for my project. I'm using nginx as a web server, MySQL as a database server and bind as a DNS server.

My project is a free hosting platform for educational purposes. I'll be teaching PHP and MySQL to students from my neighborhood and I want them to practice on their own subdomain with a PHP and MySQL support.

For example, my main domain name is : I'll also setup a wildcard SSL for my domain.

For example, student subdomain should be like this :

Students will be able to activate their web space with the subdomain they choose automatically using my setup script which is written in PHP (a simple page).

  • How can I achieve this setup without using any control panel like cPanel or `zPanel?
  • How can any subdomain which is chosen by a student resolve my main domain?
  • Can students use their own TLD domain on a setup like this?

Do you have any suggestions for this kind of setup?

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this question might be more appropriate for – amc May 24 '14 at 0:45
Can you clarify your question. nginx configuration, including sub domains is here - . If you are having a problem with nginx configuration, post the config file. The second part of your question, , has to do with DNS. $configure $your_dns_server :p Please update your question to describe your problem so we can help. – bodhi.zazen May 24 '14 at 0:50

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You can try EasyEngine Command-line control panel for Nginx Server to manage WordPress sites running on Nginx, PHP, MySQL

Quick Start

curl -sL | sudo bash         # install easyengine
ee system install                     # install nginx, php, mysql, postfix 
ee site create --wp   # create and install wordpress on it
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