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If I understand it correctly, the 301 coding needs to be added to all the pages I leave behind on my old host for the next 60 days (the page content will be changed to a "we've moved" message - the meta's and coding, etc., will remain the same).
I'm under the impression that the 301 coding will allow the bots and visitors to be redirected to find me at my new webhost.
First, check to see if your free web host will redirect the old url to the new url for you. Probably not, but it is worth asking.
Second, you need to find out what kind of server your free web host is using: Apache, Microsoft, etc. It will determine which method would work best for you.
Let us know what you find out and we can help you with the next step :)
I registered my dot com with one service.
My webhosting is from another service.
I have already popped in the DNS info into my registrar's screens (they have the DNS info my webhost sent me) that my new webhost gave me in order to create a redirect to my dot com.
Getting the server info from the free webhost may be like pulling hen's teeth, but I'll try, if it's necessary. Thanks!
Server: Squeegit/1.2.5 (3_sir)
This must be an Angelfire/Tripod site. AKAIK there's no way you can get a 301 redirect from them - no .htaccess, no PHP, and if you had a free-hosting site, no interest from them for solving your problem.
You're left with the meta reirect, which is far from ideal.
So, even though I'm a paying member, I'm still left with the fact that there's no .htaccess, hence no
Since Tripod has been very, very less than helpful in the past, I think I might be up the spout on this one. Thoughts? Suggestions? Coding options? Best options from here?
Get as many of your incoming links updated as soon as possible, and use absolute URLs on your new site's pages, at least for the first year... And be sure to tell all your friends the disadvantages of "free" and limited-capability Web hosting. The reason that the $20-per-month-and-up hosting services survive is because they are worth it (I mean no "dig" at you, and wish you only the best; This is just the truth as I see it).
I'll take your advice and use the simple coding.
I hope others see this post and learn from it and understand that putting out a little money at the beginning to ensure you have a webhost that values your custom will always mean less grief in the end for the webmaster (or "mistress" in this case :o)
Simply save the file as "index.asis" and you'll get the redirect:
-- cut ----------
Status: 301 Redirect
If you see this message, click <A HREF="http://www.example.com/grenade.html">here</A>.
-- cut ----------
[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 3:26 am (utc) on Feb. 25, 2004]
[edit reason] Delinked and exemplified [/edit]
If you want more information about .asis files and mod_asis, try here: