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why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

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why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

my domain is onethenook.co.uk

i have set up two dns records as follows...

Left field Type Pri Right field
www a 69.50.175.37
files a 212.159.8.1

69.50.175.37 holds my actual website (postnuked) and is not on plus.net's servers
212.159.8.1 is my webspace on plus.net

i can access the files on my webspace through www.hobbes300.plus.com/programs/etc......

but not through files.onethenook.co.uk/programs/etc...

though they both point to the same ip....

http://www.onethenook.co.uk/ping.jpg
Moderators note (John) Image converted to a link as it was making the page oversize
any idea why?

thanks in advance!
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csogilvie
Grafter
Posts: 5,852
Registered: 04-04-2007

why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

You are not able, as far as I know, to point anything to the homepages server other than www.domain.ext and domain.ext so files.domain.ext won't work.
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why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

can this not be changed cos that a pretty poor service?
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why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

That is known as subdomains, and is somthign PlusNet do not support.

That is noted in the Support docs I beleive.
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why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

why not if you dont mind me asking?
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why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

It is somthing that is in the Ideas database.

The actual reason is unknown, however, it is impossible at this time, due to the way in which domains are managed by the platform.

PlusNet are primeraly a ISP for customer connectivity, and not a specialist web host. A such, they will never be realy geared up to provide a proper services in that respect.
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why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

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PlusNet are primeraly a ISP for customer connectivity, and not a specialist web host.



hmm good point...though given thier eagerness to promote their hosting services when signing up it would be nice if it was set up to accomadate such services which are by all accounts standard web services.
csogilvie
Grafter
Posts: 5,852
Registered: 04-04-2007

why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

Well, for being "standard web services" they haven't been supported by the two specialist Web Hosts I've used and in my travels, haven't seen them supported by many.
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why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

Me too.

Of the three hosts I use, one doesn't support them, another provides one free one to the webmial interface (paid for any more) and the last one charges almost half the monthly hosting fee for them.
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

why wont files.onethenook.co.uk point to my webspace?

The request for handling sub-domains was made in [Idea 2496] Subdomains on hosted domains.