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Hosted Website (CCGI) repointing to another host and port number

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TonyOCL
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Hosted Website (CCGI) repointing to another host and port number

Hi folks,

I currently have a domain hosted with plusnet for years, and recently moved it onto CCGI and word press. I know I could repoint it using a CNAME record to another host, but would like to repoint to another host and specify the port number.  For example mydomain.com -> mynewdomain.com:8000

 

As in the CCGI site we are using PHP, is this possible. or do I need to use the default port numbers?

Thanks in advance

Tony

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Re: Hosted Website (CCGI) repointing to another host and port number

If you have access to the DNS records then you can do it using SRV records, but iirc you’ll need a sub domain.
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TonyOCL
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Re: Hosted Website (CCGI) repointing to another host and port number

I do have access to the DNS records, but won't that only alter the DNS name and not repoint the port?

I assume you mean the DNS records for the hosted domain under "Additional DNS records (Advanced)"

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Tony

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Re: Hosted Website (CCGI) repointing to another host and port number

Have a read of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRV_record
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Re: Hosted Website (CCGI) repointing to another host and port number

Looking at the admin port for a domain hosted by plusnet then I can only specify A, CNAME or MX records not SRV.

That would put this option off the table correct?

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Re: Hosted Website (CCGI) repointing to another host and port number

Yeah, I've never use the PN DNS tools.
Other option is to have a redirect on load of the mydomain.com to mydomain.com:port.
So if anyone ever hits standard port 80 it gets an auto redirect.
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Re: Hosted Website (CCGI) repointing to another host and port number

So basically I will need an nginx type solution on the target server.

Or can the php scripts that are running on the PN CCGI not do this?

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Why not just set up a php redirect as the homepage for the site?

header("Location: http://example.com/myOtherPage.php");
die();
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Re: Hosted Website (CCGI) repointing to another host and port number

Actually that got me thinking and I did a mixture of this PHP command and also mod_rewrite in the .htaccess files.

Basically the main .htaccess file I had it deciding which folder to go to /folderA /folderB and where I wanted the redirect to the other domain and port, then I just changed the index.php file in that folder to do the redirect.

Thanks for you suggestion and help

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Tony