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Frontpage domain name setup help required please

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Frontpage domain name setup help required please

Can anyone help please ?

We want to set up our domain name ie : www.domainname.com to point directly to our Plusnet front page extension webspace ie : http://fp.domainname.plus.com.

The reason is if you upload to http://fp.USERNAME.plus.com when you type in the URL on the Browser you have to type out http://fp.domainname.plus.com rather than www.domainname.com

The other problem is if you have your website listed on search engines as ie : www.domainname.com/sales/index.htm the link can not be found as the URL is http://fp.domainname.plus.com/sales/index.htm[/color]

I have used the moon phase option but this only works for the first web page. I am sure that the DNS can be set to achieve my request but Plusnet are unable to help, each time they say look at the forum, we can't support that.

I would really be pleased for any help someone can offer.

Regards,
Philip

PS. Does any one have an east to understand guide for DNS setup ? If so please can they post it up on this forum.

[Moderators note (by Thomas): The CAPS from your title have been removed. Please do not use them in future, as they are highly annoying, considered shouting, and hard to read.
Furthermore, your duplicate post in Everything Internet has been deleted, and I'm moving this thread.]
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jberry
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Posts: 1,886
Registered: 08-06-2007

Frontpage domain name setup help required please

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I have used the moon phase option but this only works for the first web page. I am sure that the DNS can be set to achieve my request but Plusnet are unable to help, each time they say look at the forum, we can't support that.

The problem is not that the DNS cannot be set up to point your domain to the frontpage servers but that we do not have an automated method for creating the virtual host on the Frontpage Server - so that the domain doesn't know where your particular webspace is on a server which has 100's of sites on it.

This means that at the moment you can only use either frames or meta refresh to redirect your domain - but this will not mask the fp. bit of the site.

Regards,
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DNS SETUP

Thank you for your reply.

If I keep my connection with Plusnet and Domain Name, How can I change my Domain Name to point to another ISP's Hosting Facility as I think this will be the only way around the problem ?
jberry
Grafter
Posts: 1,886
Registered: 08-06-2007

Frontpage domain name setup help required please

Hi there,

If you look in the domain configuration on the portal you can set your webservice to semi-automatic, which means that no records are added and then simply add a record like so:
www -- A -- (blank) -- External_Server_IP

or
www -- CNAME -- (blank) -- External_Server_Name

This will point www.domain.com to the external server, and you can do this with prefixes other than www of course.

Regards,