I’ve registered a domain with just-the-name and want it to point to a subfolder on my PlusNet CGI webspace. (I’m new to all of this so I’ll probably ask some daft questions.) This is the procedure I’m going through and I wonder if someone could check it to see if I’m doing it right:
In the just-the-name control panel I’ve gone in to the Change Name Servers panel and entered ns1.force9.net and ns2.force9.net and clicked the Send Details button. I’ve only just done that so I’m still waiting for that to update on Whois.
After Whois shows those name servers on my new domain I will need to raise a ticket and follow the instructions for 'Hosting Only" transfers:http://www.plus.net/suppo...ng/domains/domainin.shtml
Will I need to change anything else in the just-the-name control panel? There is a separate panel for “Change DNS Settings” which has the CNAME and A records (currently set to the just-the-name holding page).
There is also a “Web Forwarding” control panel currently pointing to the just-the-name holding page. I don’t know how much of this automatically changes after the hosting transfer to PlusNet or if I’ll need to delete the holding page link.
How do I point the domain to a subfolder on the CGI webspace? Is this done through a .htaccess file?
What I want is for [tt]www.mydomain.co.uk[/tt] to point to [tt]http://ccgi.username.plus.com/~username/website_root/ [/tt]
Also I want [tt]http://ccgi.username.plus.com/~username/website_root/subfolder/index.html[/tt] to appear as [tt]www.mydomain.co.uk/subfolder/index.html[/tt] (ie without the “[tt]~username/[/tt]”).
The reason for putting everything in a subfolder is that I still want to be able to put other folders in the root directory for testing pages.
This is getting long. Any help appreciated.