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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

Hi,

I have two domains hosted with Plus.net and I would like Domain A to point to Domain B's website. I don't want to this by ip address but by a url, is this possible?

I have tried "Asking a question" but Plus.net just dont respond, and as for calling them, why bother after 5 minutes it tells you to go to the website!!

Any advise gratefully received?!

Thanks

Jon
16 REPLIES
JonathanW
Grafter
Posts: 2,648
Registered: 02-10-2007

How to divert my domains website to another website?!

By default, any domains hosted on your account will all point to the same bit of webspace, and this is exactly the same as www.username.plus.com points to.

You can change this to be a sub folder of your regular space, and this is possible via the domain names section of the member centre.
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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

Hi,

Thanks for the reply, not sure that was the information I was after though.

Say for example I wanted my domain, mydomain.co.uk to be forwarded to www.bbc.co.uk whenever someone visited www.mydomain.co.uk where do I configure this?

Under domain names, if I go to configure my domain, mydomain.co.uk I can add in additional DNS records, could I add www type=a right field= www.bbc.co.uk? Would that work?

Thanks

Jon
JonathanW
Grafter
Posts: 2,648
Registered: 02-10-2007

How to divert my domains website to another website?!

Ah, I misunderstood what you were after. But unfortunatley what you're after can't be done using our domain contol system.
shermans
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Posts: 1,036
Thanks: 27
Fixes: 1
Registered: 07-09-2007

How to divert my domains website to another website?!

This is probably not the answer you want, but the easiest way to do it is to register a similar domain name with someone like 123-reg, where you have complete control and can re-direct wherever you like. A domain can be registered for £2 or £3 as you probably know already.
If you registered your domain through Plusnet, then you could also transfer out the domain to 123-reg or equivalent, but Plusnet will charge you for it, though 123-reg will not. I have in fact done just that with a domain registered for me by Plusnet.
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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

@twofold77 It can quite easily be done from a web page held on the PN server, using a piece of code in the web page header...

<head>

<title>: : : : Boston cam - view NW : : : : </title>
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="60">
...

Instead of content of "60", you would put "0;http://www.bbc.co.uk"

The two parameters are <number of seconds> and <destination link>

In my case the time will be 60 seconds, and the URL is the current (ie unchanged) web link. In your case you'd put some website address... There are other ways to do it, using PHP, but that should help you in the meantime.
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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

Hi,
All we want to do is redirect a website by pointing the WWW record to somebody other than Plus net. I appreciate the last post but am rather confused.

Any help in this matter is greatly appreciated!
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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

PN have already said that there's no way it can be done on the control panel so you need to have one file on your PN web-space that will auto-re-route for you.

This will typically be an index.html file which needs very little in it.

Open your favourite text editor (Notepad preferably) and cut n paste the below code into it making sure you change the bit that reads http://www.yourdomainwhereyoursitenowis.com/ to be the correct URL of where your site now is.

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;http://www.yourdomainwhereyoursitenowis.com/">
<title>No title needed</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>


Save the file so it's something like index.txt and then rename it to be index.html. Upload it to your webspace and then browse to your PN address to see you're re-directed to your new site.
retep
Grafter
Posts: 182
Registered: 14-04-2007

How to divert my domains website to another website?!

You could also create a file .htaccess using notepad and use page redirects like this

Redirect 301 /page1.htm http://www.newsite.co.uk/page1.htm

If you already have a .htaccess just append these entries at the end of it.

You may be able to use .htaccess to re-direct all the pages in one go as well but I have onoly tried individual pages.

PS: Check the redirects work after as you can block access to your whole site if you get it wrong.
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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

I think i'm doing what you want to do, see here:

http://www.rbentley.plus.com/
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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

Thanks for the advice so far, however i'm still not sure this will work for my situation. I have 1 username and password to log into plus.net, so my webspace is, for example username.plus.net...

I have around 8 domains that I wanted to transfer over to plus.net, some of which will need to point to other websites, if I upload a html files to my space, this will then forward all my domains to the same web page. Is that correct, or is there a way around this??

Thanks
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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

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I have around 8 domains that I wanted to transfer over to plus.net, some of which will need to point to other websites, if I upload a html files to my space, this will then forward all my domains to the same web page. Is that correct, or is there a way around this?Huh


so you will need to use different sub-folders:

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By default, any domains hosted on your account will all point to the same bit of webspace, and this is exactly the same as www.username.plus.com points to.

You can change this to be a sub folder of your regular space, and this is possible via the domain names section of the member centre.
carrot63
Grafter
Posts: 599
Registered: 12-07-2007

How to divert my domains website to another website?!

If you want pages on your non-PN sites to point to pages with an identical path on Plus (effectively a mirror site) you can use redirect as mentioned before:

Redirect permanent /pages/ http://www.domainB.com/otherpages/

will redirect:

www.domainA.com/pages/mypage.html to www.domainB.com/otherpages/mypage.html

If the redirects end in slashes they will just substitute part of the path.

If you want to do something more complex where the pages and directories on the external site do not match the structure on Plus, you may be able to use mod_rewrite to conditionally rewrite the URLs and/or query strings.

What you dont want to do if you are bothered about google ranking is simply point two domain names at the same webspace as you might end up with a duplicate content penalty.

If I've completely misunderstood and you are talking about domains that are (or will be) on Plus, if you want them to each be a seperate site in their own right, you need to define a directory for each in which the site will live, go to https://portal.plus.net/my.html?action=domainv2 , click the "configure" button, and then use the "domain hosting settings" section on that page to point the domain to the appropriate folder.
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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

Hi All,

I have just downloaded a bit of software called smartFTP so I can upload a file called index.html as detailed in an earlier reply: -

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;http://www.yourdomainwhereyoursitenowis.com/">
<title>No title needed</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>


Once I have logged onto plus.net's ftp server it won't let me edit, rename or delete the current index.html file, that points to plus.net, I just get an access denied message. Anyone else had this or am I just using a rubbish bit of FTP software?

Thanks

Jon
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How to divert my domains website to another website?!

I had trouble with smartftp and instead use CuteFTP (shareware) or FileZilla (http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla) which is free, open-source and very user-friendly