Setting up specific redirects issue

SWOwner

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First - my apologies if I posted this in the wrong Forum.

1. I currently have a domain (we will call DOMAIN_ONE.COM) with a provider and domain file space.

2. I created a subdirectory called DOMAIN_ONE.COM/Veterans

3. I purchased another domain (we will call DOMAIN_TWO.COM) and asked the provider to point it to DOMAIN_ONE.COM/VETERANS

4. And my problems begin (smile) - Browser access.

A. The only way to get to DOMAIN_TWO.COM is to enter "DOMAIN_TWO.COM" in your browser. To get to "DOMAIN_ONE.COM" I can enter http://www.DOMAIN_ONE.COM or just DOMAIN_ONE.COM and it works fine. If I enter "http://www.DOMAIN_TWO.COM" I am greeted with "server IP address could not be found." Told - no way to correct that.

B. When I enter "DOMAIN_TWO.COM" I get to my files located in "DOMAIN_ONE.COM/Veterans" with my URL display saying "DOMAIN_ONE.COM/Veterans"

C. I asked that my URL display say "DOMAIN_TWO.COM" and was told can't be done!

5. I explained that I have domains with GoDaddy and Yahoo and have no problem "masking" the URL to reflect my domain name - told can't be done - I should play with CPanel!

Can anyone help me?

Thanks!

FWIW - I go into CPanel, select services and then domains and see:

1. Attachment 1 shows Domains page display
2. Attachment 2 shows Manage page display
 

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cPanelLauren

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What it sounds like you want really is to add DOMAIN_TWO.COM as an alias of the subdomain

What interface are you using to manage these redirections? The documentation on alias domains I believe will be useful for you: Aliases - Version 80 Documentation - cPanel Documentation


You can add a second alias for the www. subdomain as well.
 

SWOwner

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Thanks for your reply. You asked for the interface I am using - are you talking about CPanel 78.0.24?

One quick question - I have another server (with a different provider) - if I loaded my files over to that server - would it be a lot easier if I was able to just point my new domain to that server for the files and not have to worry about sub-domains? If so - how would I do that?

Thanks a bunch for your help.
 

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Thanks for your reply. You asked for the interface I am using - are you talking about CPanel 78.0.24?
I'm referencing which interface within cPanel are you using, domains, subdomains, addons etc.

One quick question - I have another server (with a different provider) - if I loaded my files over to that server - would it be a lot easier if I was able to just point my new domain to that server for the files and not have to worry about sub-domains? If so - how would I do that?
It should be the same on both servers to do this, though I don't quite understand the necessity to manage subdomains, can you explain that further?
You can create a backup in cPanel by going to cPanel>>Files>>Backup Wizard then download the completed backup and restore it to your account on the other server if you do decide to use the other one.
 

SWOwner

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I'm referencing which interface within cPanel are you using, domains, subdomains, addons etc.



It should be the same on both servers to do this, though I don't quite understand the necessity to manage subdomains, can you explain that further?
You can create a backup in cPanel by going to cPanel>>Files>>Backup Wizard then download the completed backup and restore it to your account on the other server if you do decide to use the other one.
Sorry - I haven't a clue - please go back to my original question. FWIW - The other domains (Yahoo and GoDaddy) allowed me to simply point to my server on another provider and mask. This time - I have two domains on one server. Anyway - please just refer to my first question. I am an old fart and trying my best to keep up with this problem. Thanks!
 

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UPDATE! I tried something and it worked!

1. I created a directory called "veterans" in my root and loaded it up. Not in public_html but in the root.
2. I changed my index.html file in public_html/veterans/index.html to redirect to http://domain_two.com/index.html
3. It actually worked! Yea, sloppy but it ends up with the proper Browser URL.

What made me think about that approach was for the past week if I entered "http://" in front of the domain - it would get that DNS/IP error stuff. This morning it didn't! It went into a 404 error which means it couldn't find the file. So, I blindly went where no man has gone before and started experimenting and created a veterans directory in the root (ignored public_html) and copied my files into it. The neat thing is now I can get to it with http:// or just the domain name and get to it.

Yea - living the dream (for now)!

 
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