cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Can I create a www.ccgi version of my ccgi website

aeneareid
Rising Star
Posts: 71
Thanks: 11
Registered: ‎24-03-2019

Can I create a www.ccgi version of my ccgi website

I have a website of the form ccgi.username.plus.com in which I store and manipulate weather webcam images.

However, the Met Office weather site WOW which displays our weather station data and used to display our webcam images, no longer accepts the URL http://ccgi.ajreid.plus.com/weathercam/latest-image.jpg

It insists on a URL of the form www.....

Is there any way I can create www.ccgi.ajreid.plus.com to be an alias of ccgi.ajreid.plus.com?

I tried using the Domain Forwarding tool within the Control Panel but couldn't get it to work, so I guess I'm missing something. Can anyone help me?

5 REPLIES 5
daveplus
Pro
Posts: 566
Thanks: 122
Fixes: 7
Registered: ‎25-08-2010

Re: Can I create a www.ccgi version of my ccgi website

Try creating a Tiny URL at https://tinyurl.com/ and prefix it with www for the WOW site

aeneareid
Rising Star
Posts: 71
Thanks: 11
Registered: ‎24-03-2019

Re: Can I create a www.ccgi version of my ccgi website

Nice idea but, alas, WOW doesn't appear to accept a tinyurl, with or without the www.

aeneareid
Rising Star
Posts: 71
Thanks: 11
Registered: ‎24-03-2019

Re: Can I create a www.ccgi version of my ccgi website

I'm still hoping for a solution to this problem. Can anyone tell me where to go to get technical support with my ccgi website?

Penny
Superuser
Superuser
Posts: 968
Thanks: 513
Fixes: 5
Registered: ‎05-04-2007

Re: Can I create a www.ccgi version of my ccgi website


@aeneareid wrote:

the Met Office weather site WOW which displays our weather station data and used to display our webcam images, no longer accepts the URL http://ccgi.ajreid.plus.com/weathercam/latest-image.jpg

It insists on a URL of the form www.....

Is there any way I can create www.ccgi.ajreid.plus.com to be an alias of ccgi.ajreid.plus.com?


 

My understanding of URL factors is limited 😕  but I'd thought that (possibly) www and ccgi were "alternatives" (ie mutually exclusive, before the dot).  Have an idea sub-domains also fit into that space (ie replacing the www on a standard address).

Also aware that "with www" and "without www" both work on PN homepages

eg http://www.happychild.org.uk   (and)  http://happychild.org.uk

(so perhaps the WOW site needs the "full address", though no clue as to why it won't now accept ccgi as part of such a full address - maybe worth raising the issue with the Met Office website team in case the change [excluding www alternatives] wasn't actually intended 😕 )

 

Anyway. Longshot and probably won't work for WOW, but I fed your URL through the (automatic) twitter process and it generated https://t.co/NJBnONkyby , which works (to call up your webcam).

I don't know how such an address compares with a "tiny url" but thought it might be worth a try, anyway.

.

Penny Rollo * Force 9 from 17/02/98 * PlusNet from 2000 onwards
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Townman
Superuser
Superuser
Posts: 16,944
Thanks: 7,032
Fixes: 67
Registered: ‎22-08-2007

Re: Can I create a www.ccgi version of my ccgi website

@Penny

A URL with / without www. are distinct URLs each requiring their own DNS entries. The fact that with / without work without distinction means that there is a DNS mapping for each.

With / without can be pointed to different targets, which is something I use when testing site migrations - I burn the without www. URL into my hosts file pointing to the new service. Accessing with the www. prefix continues to access the existing site.