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URL Forwarding - Hide new URL?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by justhost, May 5, 2004.

  1. justhost

    justhost Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    Is it possible in CPanel/WHM to forward to a domain to another URL but keep the domain showing in the Address?

    ie

    I want keith-domain.com to display http://www.domain2.com/cgi-bin/script.cgi?id=123456&action=display

    I have the URL forwarding setup now so that going to keith-domain.com forwards to the longer address but I dont want people to see the longer address.

    How can I do this in WHM or CPanel??

    Thanks.
     
  2. SarcNBit

    SarcNBit Well-Known Member

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    I dunno. Sounds like a job for a frame.
     
  3. alex042

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    Yep, I believe frames is how some places, like zone edit do this. If all you want is a simple link, just do a redirect from within cpanel so that if they type in domain.com/link, it automatically forwards them to domain.com/link.php?asdfasdfasdfasdf.
     
  4. BigLoveXXX

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    same problem, but... :confused:

    I have the same problem. Customers is asking me how they can redirect a URL with cloaked URL.

    I don’t now what to answer them.

    Someone of you wrote "Sounds like a job for a frame."

    Will you please explain what do you mean by that?

    Is it possible at all to achieve that without changing DNS records? :confused:

    Regards,
    IIO
     
  5. novel

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    I think .htaccess can do that

    I am not so sure about this. But i think a few coding in .htaccess file can server the same purpose.

    Rgds
    Novel
     
  6. BigLoveXXX

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    Yes? :)

    Now this is becoming interesting!

    Any idea how and what to change in httacess?

    IIO
     
  7. SarcNBit

    SarcNBit Well-Known Member

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    This has nothing to do with 'shortening' the URL using a rewrite rule in htaccess. I was addressing the issue of wanting to 'mask' the URL from the browser.

    It is not a very friendly practice IMO.

    If you want to learn more about frames you can visit this page.

    Basically you would setup put something like the following on your index page:

    <frameset rows="*">
    <frame src="pageyouwantdisplayedwiththeaddressnotshown.htm">
    </frameset>
     
  8. BigLoveXXX

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    Intressting! :)

    I'm actually not interested in the technology behind - I only need something that can do that.

    How it can be achieved doesn't matter because the clients want to se result :)

    Do you know how to do that with httacces file?

    regards,
    IOO
     
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    tell them to stick it in a frame. basic HTMl ffs.
     
  10. spaceman

    spaceman Well-Known Member

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    Old thread I know, but seeing as I've just dealt with the issue...


    FRAME EXAMPLE (see: www.lcdhomeloans.com.au):

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Frameset//EN">
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>LCD Home Loans</title>
    <meta name="description" content="giving you the clear picture on home loans">
    <meta name="keywords" content="home, loans, perth, australia, lcd">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
    </head>

    <frameset rows="*" cols=",">
    <frame src="http://www.planaustralia.com.au/members/lcdhomeloans/" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">
    </frameset>

    </html>


    .HTACCESS EXAMPLE (create a .htaccess plain text file and stick it in your public_html dir):

    Redirect /index.html http://www.planaustralia.com.au/members/lcdhomeloans/


    Notes:
    1. The frame method retains the original URL, but frames aren't very search engine friendly
    2. The .htaccess method does not retain the original URL but I believe is more search engine friendly (prepared to stand corrected on this)
     
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