Handling multiple domains pointing to one IP address (virtual servers) in Contribute

Depending on how your environment is setup, you might have multiple DNS’s or some type of Virtual server configuration that will conflict when setting up site(s) that point to the same IP address. You’ll quickly find out you can only connect to one site (typically the first the one you setup) and not the other on the same IP.

Contribute will automatically find and detect any alternate Web Addresses and will add them to the Web Addresses tab found in the Administration panel of Contribute.

Here’s how to remedy this issue, in Contribute 3.1 go to:

  1. Edit > My Connections
  2. Enable the site if its not already enabled and click the “Administer…” button in the top-right.
  3. Select the Web Server link on the left column
  4. Under the "Web Addresses" tab, remove any IP addresses and remove any host names that are not associated with the main site.

4 Responses to Handling multiple domains pointing to one IP address (virtual servers) in Contribute

  1. Thanks Mr Musselman for resolving my Virtual Server conflict in Macromedia Contribute 3 when I’d had no joy from Macromedia/Adobe’s site. I can now administrate several sites on one host.

  2. Adam Hewgill says:

    Exactly the information that I needed! This has been a problem in our environment for over a year now and I JUST found this information. Thanks.

  3. I have a similar problem that I cannot solve. I have Dreamweaver 8 on Win XP, CPS running on Win Server using Active Directory, and Contribute 3.11 distributed to a few people.
    Somehow I’ve boogered the web server address. When I use DW to check pages in or out, I get this message “The Web URL you specified for Contribute compatibility does not match with the URL registered by Contribute”.
    I have removed Contribute administration via DW and CPS, deleted all the _mm folders, and started over. Same problem.
    I think it’s something in IIS. Users are publishing via WebDAV to a virtual directory (a la the MS instructions). Could you point me towards a solution? I really appreciate it.

  4. ContributeHatesMe! says:

    Thank you so much for this fix!!!! Have been looking for it for a decade and it has sorted things. Contribute no longer hates me!