Web Site Redirect

Started by David, January 11, 2012, 11:51:04 AM

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David

here goes, I can't find a definitive answer anywhere, so you guys get it.
yeah I know, you're like a step child...  maybe with red hair, possibly left handed

If I want to redirect a web site I've done (for instance: using the url "www.mynewsite.com" to go to the real url: "http://www.asdasdasdasdasd/aaasdasdaa/fghgfghfg/login.aspx")
Do I:
1. Just make up a new url, or
2. Purchase a domain name and just not use a host since it will only be used for a redirect to an existing web site?

newbie here looking for an easy way
TIA,
David
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delooch

Quote from: david on January 11, 2012, 11:51:04 AMhere goes, I can't find a definitive answer anywhere, so you guys get it.
yeah I know, you're like a step child...  maybe with red hair, possibly left handed

If I want to redirect a web site I've done (for instance: using the url "www.mynewsite.com" to go to the real url: "http://www.asdasdasdasdasd/aaasdasdaa/fghgfghfg/login.aspx")
Do I:
1. Just make up a new url, or
2. Purchase a domain name and just not use a host since it will only be used for a redirect to an existing web site?

newbie here looking for an easy way
TIA,
David

depending on who you purchased the domain name from, or whoever is currently hosting it, you maybe able to setup a redirect or forward...  at least thats how ive been doing it. my host (domainmonger.com) lets you set that up and mail forwarding through a control panel app... so i can point www.mydomain.com to whatever real URL i want..

DigiCorn

I know we did it like #2. We bought mutiple (a couple dozen, I htink) domain names from godaddy and then have them forward toward our site. Then we listed all the "phony" domain names on google to point to us.
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gnubler

What he said. Login to your domain registrar and check it out.
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Quote from: pspdfppdfx on December 06, 2012, 05:03:51 PM
So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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Joe

As delooch mentioned, you hosting control panel might have the easy way to forward one url to the other. You have to own both domain names. If your hosting company doesn't have that option you can do it using a .htaccess file.
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I know Joe hates Go daddy with a passion we all now have a reason to hate them. The bastards suppourt internet censoring.

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gnubler

I heard about that last week. Can't click on linky but I think they lost thousands of customers, mass exodus.
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Quote from: pspdfppdfx on December 06, 2012, 05:03:51 PM
So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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Joe

Quote from: gnubler on January 11, 2012, 12:15:24 PMI heard about that last week. Can't click on linky but I think they lost thousands of customers, mass exodus.

I only wish I was still there so I could leave again! :death:
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David

This is actually for my FTP server.
We use Ipswitch's WS_FTP Server Corporate with the Web Transfer Module (new purchase).
I've got the Web transfer module set and it works like a champ, but the URL is very long and I don't want to send it out as a useable link until I get the redirect sorted out.

The redirect is done through  IIS (I have V6). Supposedly all I need to do is make a txt file with the redirect response, put that in the directory and then set the web site contents to redirect to a new name.

But, I think Joe answered the question, I need to own a second domain name for the redirect, I can't just make up a name and have it work.

correct?    :hangme:
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David

cool beans, now all I have to do is have a meeting where all the upstairs people think of the best name for a stupid ftp site. Maybe be done in a year...


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Joe

Quote from: david on January 11, 2012, 12:23:35 PMcool beans, now all I have to do is have a meeting where all the upstairs people think of the best name for a stupid ftp site. Maybe be done in a year...


 :drunk3:

Actually you could just create a sub-domain (FREE) like ftp.mydomain.com and then re-direct ftp.mydomain.com to www.loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooongassurl.com.
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gnubler

You can with .htaccess

I have all my domains forward to google.com. That's where everything is anyway...
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Quote from: pspdfppdfx on December 06, 2012, 05:03:51 PM
So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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Joe

I just tried a test of the sub-domain idea. I created a sub-domain at http://redirect.b4print.com and set it to redirect to https://www.b4print.com. The text in the .htaccess file is:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^redirect\.b4print\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.redirect\.b4print\.com$
RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/www\.b4print\.com" [R=301,L]

.htaccess files are used on Apache servers. I'm not sure if IIS servers use them or something different. I avoid Windows web servers if at all possible.
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David

ah, no .htaccess files on the box. Did a search for invisibles and nada.

looks like it's IIS or not at all.
I think I have it figured out, I'll be testing tomorrow.

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