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rsworkshop
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎25-06-2019

website forwarding

Excuse my ignorance!
I've a site set up on PrestaShop. I want to point the domain name I've got with plusnet to that site. 
Just not sure what I need to do, been going through their FAQ's and read thread about CNAME etc. in domain name settings but a little confused.  
Will there be a delay in forwarding from setting up too?

 

Thanks in anticipation

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steveocee
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Registered: ‎30-05-2018

Re: website forwarding

Be careful. A CNAME is not the same as a forward.

 

If you have domain.com and your prestashop is prestashop/domain

You can't simply make a CNAME as the packets will arrive at the IP for prestashop/domain looking for domain.com

 

You should be able to create a permanent forward (401 redirect?) to the URL you want.

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rsworkshop
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎25-06-2019

Re: website forwarding

Thanks for your reply.

how do I create a permanent forward (401 redirect?) to the URL i want?

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terrybuk
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Registered: ‎10-07-2019

Re: website forwarding

If you are using Linux based hosting, it's recommended to use a 301 redirect. This will allow Search Engines to follow to your new domain/folder as if it were. 

See: https://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/redirects/setting-up-a-301-permanent-redirect-via-ht...

If you need any assistance, don't hesitate. It might be better to understand your current set up to give the best solution for you.