Aug 27, 2004
Hi, I recently started a forum board and was using a co-workers server for free. Turns out I had to vacate for a paying customer so I had to find a new server. Yesterday, I signed up with a new server who uses cpanel. My co-worker moved everything from his server the new one. once the info from the new server was received. Unfortunately at the time of this posting, my site is still not up and running. In the meantime, I've been looking at the cpanelX, trying to figure it all out. It looks pretty scary to this newbie.

The domain name I have, I don't like it anymore and have another one I'd rather use. Right now, the new domain name is idle & not assigned to any server. To make a long story short, I was wondering about the sub-domain section. Is there where I put the url to the site I would rather have the forum re-direct to? Do I have to advise my new server and the place I bought the domain name from of this or do I use the re-direct section of cpanel and it will automatically send the user to the new domain url? If this is the case, should I make the necessary changes on the re-direct while my site is down or is it more complicated than that? Sorry for being so long winded.. but this is a whole new experience for me... long ways from a webpage on geocities!! :confused:


Well-Known Member
Jul 15, 2003
Seattle Washington
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
do it from the redirect section. You only want to do it from the sub domain section if you want a sub domain to redirect to a different location.