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I've just installed wordpress on our Rackspace server - I've set wordpress up for Multisite as I have done many times before.

The main wordpress site at the root functions fine - however when I add a new site and click on either 'backend' or 'visit' I get 'page not found'.

Pages in the main site seem to work fine with the default permalink settings but not custom such as /%category%/%postname%/

I think this must be a server issue but am a bit stumped.

Any suggestions appreciated!

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Do you have an htaccess file? – Bainternet Feb 2 '11 at 19:07
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Yeah the server is not reading the htaccess file properly.

may need AllowOverride FileInfo Options in the httpd.conf file for that vhost.

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Thanks very much, I posted a ticket with rackspace and that's exactly what they did. Had figured it was to do with the htaccess just wasn't aware of the fix. – tbwcf Feb 3 '11 at 10:01

Are you using the subdomain option?

If so, I had this same issue with Rackspace using their cloud servers. If you have your own server with them, you will need to have them setup a virtual host entry for your new site.

Or you can do it if you are comfortable with ssh. If not have them do it.

You can create a new file (name it domain.conf) in the conf.d folder (location on server /etc/httpd/conf.d). The entry will look like this:

#<VirtualHost *:8080>
<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /home/yourwordpressfolder
ServerName Your domain name for new site
<Directory "/home/yourwordpressfolder">
allow from all
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
Options +Includes -Indexes
AllowOverride All
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