Msg#: 3548481 posted 5:03 pm on Jan 15, 2008 (gmt 0)
Sorry if my first post wasn't according to the forum toc's! My problem is that I thought if I set up a subdomain people would then type into their browser sub.website.com and it would display the content. But according to my host this would cost extra. What I can set up for free is a forward from sub.website.com (which will never be directly accessible) to website.com/sub. I don't see the point of this - wouldn't I then just use a subdirectory in the first place?
Msg#: 3548481 posted 5:16 pm on Jan 15, 2008 (gmt 0)
Ah, you mean a wildcard subdirectory setup? In other words, if someone typed aaa.example.com or bbb.example.com or whatevertheywant.example.com it will go to www.example.com, correct? I know some places do charge extra for that.
I'm still not clear- if someone types sub.example.com, they are redirected to example.com/sub (that's what they see in their address bar), or they still see sub.example.com and your content is located at example.com/sub (which is the way it should be)? If all it is is a redirect, then yes, I would say that's misrepresentation. That would be unlimited redirecting, not unlimited subdomains.
Msg#: 3548481 posted 5:41 pm on Jan 15, 2008 (gmt 0)
Yes I think you're right, it's basically just a redirect. You would be redirected and never be able to see sub.example.com in the adress bar. What I don't get is why I would want to set this up in the first place. You create a folder in your website, then set up a "sub domain" which then redirects back to your website. You could just do that with your htaccess. Very strange.