Use wildcard subdomains to redirect visitors from non-existent
subdomains to one of your websites, commonly, to your main website. The
typical use cases of this feature are:
Improve website organization and run marketing campaigns.
For example, you do not have the vps-limited-offer subdomain but
wish to forward users from limited-vps-offer.example.com to
Help users reach your website even if they mistyped a subdomain name.
It is a widespread mistake to mistype a website name if it has the
leading www prefix (for example, typing ww.example.com).
Finally, some website applications (WordPress) use wildcard
subdomains to create dynamic subdomains for convenience and better
Note: Traffic to existent subdomains will not be affected in any way if you
add a wildcard subdomain.
How to Add Wildcard Subdomains
You can add one wildcard subdomain per each of domain names under a
subscription. For this, go to Websites & Domains and add a subdomain
which name is “*” to one of your domain names. Example:
*.example.com. If you wish this subdomain to have a custom set of
scripts or website content, specify a custom document root for this
Limitations of Wildcard Subdomains
Wildcard subdomains act like typical subdomains with the following
Linux-only feature. Currently, wildcard subdomains are supported
only on Plesk for Linux.
Renaming is not available. It is not possible to rename such
No DNS zone. This type of subdomains does not have own zone record
in the Plesk’s DNS server. Instead, they have the A record that
points to the IP address associated with a corresponding domain name.
Installation of APS apps is not allowed. Plesk users are unable to
install APS apps to wildcard subdomains.
No Presence Builder sites. Plesk users are unable to edit and
publish sites to these subdomains.