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Hide my username when using ccgi space

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Registered: ‎06-08-2007

Hide my username when using ccgi space

Hello
I have a few php scripts in my ccgi space that I invoke by linking to them from my web site using <a href="http://ccgi.username.force9.co.uk/script.php  ........
This, of course, reveals my username on the browser address bar.
Is there any way to run scripts without revealing my username.
Geoffrey
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Re: Hide my username when using ccgi space

Have you got a domain hosted?
If so go in to the domain settings for the domain and add a DNS record:
ccgi   	cname   	   	ccgi.yourusername.plus.com. 

Note that the dot at the end is critical.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Hide my username when using ccgi space

Jelv
Thanks for that. I have added a DNS record but I am not sure how i should use it - I am very happy with html and css but am just struggling to get started with php etc.
I sort of assumed that I would be able to direct the web page to http://ccgi.domainname.co.uk but it does not seem to work like that.
Any further advice most gratefully received.
geoffrey
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Re: Hide my username when using ccgi space

Give it time! DNS changes are not instantaneous.
If you do a nslookup (in a DOS box) of ccgi.domainname.co.uk you will get a sensible answer when it is ready for use.
You will then be able to replace http://ccgi.domainname.co.uk/script.php with
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Grafter
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Re: Hide my username when using ccgi space

... and if after waiting for DNS updates to propagate across the internet (up to 24 or even 48 hours), then you should raise a ticket to Plusnet to check it for you, as they can point your domain at ccgi for you, and solve this problem.
Mike
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Re: Hide my username when using ccgi space

The CGI boxes do need to be told to respond to another domain IIRC so you will have to raise a ticket.
I believe there is a specialist ticket path for it though..
B.
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Re: Hide my username when using ccgi space

I'm glad you chirped in with that Barry...
That was a distant feeling in my head, but I couldn't substantiate it, so didn't have the confidence to mention it!
I think Jelv's bit comes in because there are two ways Plusnet can do it! They need to make the ccgi server respond to the domain name, but they can make it so that
mydomain.co.uk  / www.mydomain.co.uk
points to ccgi
OR,
they can leave the main domain at the homepages server, and point just ccgi.mydomain.co.uk to the ccgi server.
It sound like this second option is the one you want (Make sure you tell Plusnet this in your ticket with them, as they might default to the first one!)
Assuming you already have the DNS bit correct, then Plusnet waving their wand over the ccgi server will make it respind to your domain correctly.
Mike
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Re: Hide my username when using ccgi space

Embarrassed
I forgot that bit!
xpcomputers is right - it's his second option that I think is needed. Leave www pointing to the normal server and activate the domain on ccgi.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Hide my username when using ccgi space

Just to say that Force9 were very helpful and my username now points to my domain ccgi space.
Thanks for all the advice
Geoffrey