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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by EvilGenius, Jul 22, 2005.


  1. EvilGenius

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    Hey folks, I have put together a small site for a club that I'm in and can't figure this one, seemingly easy

    I want the forums to be located at forums.domain.com

    right now, they are located at www.domain.com/forums

    can anyone help? I can't even figure out how to google for an answer...
     

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  2. bohr

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    Who is the name registered under? You will will need to setup the domain name forums.domain.com and have it point to domain.com/forums.
     

  3. EvilGenius

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    ahhh, it's another domain entirely? I had no idea.

    Well, I got domain registration and hosting for a year on special for 9 bucks, so I guess I'll stick with what works, thanks
     
  4. bohr

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    Who does your webhosting? You need to setup a sub-domain that points back to domain.com/forums as this is where the forum is physically located.

    ETA: you don't have to register a new domain name (it won't let you since you own it). All you have to do is get the webhosting service to forward a sub-domain.
     
  5. EvilGenius

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    ahhh, okay. I know how to do that.

    it's with www.dreamhost.com

    thanks alot. This gets me going in the right direction
     
  6. bohr

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    No problem. Let me/us know if she works.
     
  7. noneyet

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    I use hostingonnet.com for my hosting service. I am a novice and i find it easy to set up subdomains with their service.
     
  8. HerrGlock

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    www.domain.com is a machine within domain.com
    if you put another machine up with another IP address, you could call it forums.domain.com

    OR

    You could make a virtual domain within the apache server called forums.domain.com, point the DocumentRoot to your forums directory and add a line within your dns server such as
    forums.domain.com IN CNAME www.domain.com

    and then people would type in
    http://forums.domain.com

    and be directed to your www.domain.com address but apache would take the actual request of forums.domain.com and it would be started at the right place and do what you want.

    DanH