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tonyuk123




msg:3685085
 11:58 am on Jun 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am wondering how to do this,
I have two domain names pointing to one site
one is a .com and other a .co.uk
How can i send say, www.example.co.uk to the main site
and www.example.com to a directory www.example.com/US ?
Is it possible, fairly easily?

 

g1smd




msg:3685106
 12:23 pm on Jun 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes if you have an Apache server.

There's a whole sub-forum devoted to many such similar issues.

However, are the two sites going to be similar or the same, of very different?

tonyuk123




msg:3685112
 12:32 pm on Jun 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

They will be similar, but not the same
Well, actually they will be the same site as in domain server, but i want to serve different content to US visitors and Uk visitors, maybe later even more countries....
that s why i say, the site is up and running as main site .me.uk
but i have .com address, that currently goes to same page/site, but virtually all visitors from US bounce immediately, so i am guessing i need to target US specifically.

netbuddy




msg:3686519
 8:34 pm on Jun 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

if your host allows it, subdomains...

example here is what yahoo does. They send all www.yahoo.co.uk connections to uk.yahoo.com and us users just get www.yahoo.com

So putting one site into a sub-domain would solve part of the issue, you would need to have PHP or a CGI script or similar to do the redirection, you may even get away with using a .htaccess file to do the URL rewrites based on whats in the address bar.

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