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difference between www and non www

Daft question.

Externally (i.e. outside my home network)

if I access http://marksward.plus.com I get to my home server.
if I access http://www.marksward.plus.com I get my plusnet hosted webpage.

Why the difference and how can I make the www go to my home server instead.

Alternativly I have another domain hosted by plus (not billing) can I get this to point at my home server instead?

I'm on premier with static ip.

Mark
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csogilvie
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: difference between www and non www

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Why the difference and how can I make the www go to my home server instead.


username.plus.com points to your static IP address, so thats where you end up.
www.username.plus.com points to PlusNet's Homepages server.

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Alternativly I have another domain hosted by plus (not billing) can I get this to point at my home server instead?

I'm on premier with static ip.


Depends on what facilities your current host has... but if you can point www.domain.ext and domain.ext to random IP addresses (A Records) or to hostnames (CNAME) then you could set it to your static ip.
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difference between www and non www

One other way to redirect www.username.plus.com to username.plus.com is to have a .htaccess file in your webspace that contains something like:
Redirect / http://username.plus.com/


Hope thats what you're after!
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thanks for the replies.

Currenlty changing the A record on my other domain to point at my server will see how it goes!
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difference between www and non www

mmm
yesterday for one of my other domians hosted by plus I set the:

rightfield to www
the type to A
the leftfield to my static IP

Today the url is still taking me my plusnet homepage

does that sound correct, is it just taking a while for dns to update?
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Must be right its now working!!!!

Thanks for all the help
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DNS can take up to 48hrs to reflect its changes.