On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 14:08:20 +0100, David Owen wrote:
On our servers you would need to create a sub-domain on the on the
hosting account of that domain e.g.
http://subdomain.myhosteddomain.com. But this just points to a
folder (directory) on your existing myhosteddomain.com hosting
You can’t make a sub domain from an external domain
But you can put whatever re-direct into that folder to take you
anywhere, but the URL will change accordingly.
That’s what I was beginning to think. That rather defeats the object of
using a sub domain, though. However if I set up web forwarding for a
domain name with my domain host I can set what appears in the
destination address bar. Is it not possible to do the same thing at the
I think that somewhere along the line, the DNS system has gotten messed up with your domains.
If you create a subdomain, there’s going to be an address associated with that subdomain, which will be either a C record, meaning it has an actual IP address, or an A record, meaning that it’s an alias of another machine. I can’t tell from your initial question which way this is working for you, but let me just say, you can have a subdomain on one server be a mirror of a domain on another server, but you will have to manage the file-duplication yourself.
Another way to do what you seem to want to do here is with a proxy server. Basically, this intercepts the requests made at one address, rewrites them so that they will be fulfilled by a different server, intercepts the reply from that server, rewrites it so that it makes sense in the original request context, and then prints the rewritten content back to the browser.
It’s a lot of work.
Can you re-phrase your question in terms of the business benefit you hope to attain? I am imagining that there is a simpler way to get where you want to go, but the way you are trying to do it seems to me to be backwards.
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