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Using CGI on a hosted domain

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Using CGI on a hosted domain

Hello all,

I asked this question via the ticket system but got directed to these fora. I'll just cut and paste the question:

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I have a website that i have hosted under my force9 ADSL account at http://www.warner.force9.co.uk and that also makes use of the CGI facilities so that most of the site is actually found at http://cgi.warner.force9.co.uk; it all works fine (within the limits of my PHP knowledge!)

Now, I recently decided that I would like to host this site under a 'proper' domain name, so I purchased http://www.clan-at.co.uk via the opt-in scheme and this address seems to work okay for the static HTML pages and I have opted to store the site files in a sub-directory of my homepages ftp account. However, I would like to know what I need to do so that the 'clan-at' name appears in the URL for my dynamic PHP pages. That is, what do I need to configure / where do I need to put my files so that my PHP pages are accessed via the URL http://cgi.clan-at.co.uk/index.php, or perhaps http://www.clan-at.co.uk/index.php etc. rather than being accessed, as they currently are via http://cgi.warner.force9.co.uk/index.php ?

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Now, I have since had a look at this tutorial:
http://portal.f9.net.uk/central/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1847,
but being a complete n00b at this sort of thing I just want to make sure that what I need to do is correct! I take it that I need to use the configuration options in my domains for 'clan-at' and set

left-field: cgi
type: cname
right-field: cgi.warner.force9.co.uk.

(I think this will basically resolve cgi.clan-at.co.uk/ to the same location as cgi.warner.force9.co.uk/ which is what I want, I think...)

The tutorial then says raise a "Contact Us" ticket to Force9 support asking them to "Change the CGI service to basic" this will create the necessary records on the CGI and DNS servers to correctly point the domain to your files on the CGI server.

So is this correct or am I on the wrong track entirely? Thanks for any help!

Cheers, Mark.
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Using CGI on a hosted domain

You're on the right track, you can get www.yourdomain.co.uk poinsted at the CGI server, and there is a sepcific path through link:Contact Us for this.

Technical Support -> Domain Names -> Point my domain name webspace to the CGI Server

then follow the instructions given.
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Using CGI on a hosted domain

Thanks for your help - I have followed the Wizard and hopefully the changes will happen soon (although it might have been helpful if the technical support people had pointed me to that rather saying they can't help!) .

Strangely it mentions that cgi.domain.co.uk is set up by default but doesn't seem to be and no option in the wizard for that. So I'm just gonna use domain.co.uk to point to the CGI space which is just as good.

Anyway, thanks again!
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Using CGI on a hosted domain

You need to request cgi.domain.ext from memory...
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Using CGI on a hosted domain

And could I just ask onto the end of this thread if there is indeed support for hosting multiple domains on the CGI server? I swear I saw some notice of this facility being posted during the upgrade of the CGI servers and I would find it very useful to seperate a couple of the domains into sub directories as per the normal HTML homepages.

Cheers!

C.
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My reply from CS on the same question.

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Hi there,

I have spoken to *** and although we were intending to do this work as part of the upgrade, because it would also require portal development work it was not implemented (we thought that resolving the fundamental problems should not have been held up by additional features).

This is on the development workstack but is now not in the networks department but with the development team


Regards

Mark
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Thanks again Didit...

** s-i-g-h **

C.