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HTaccess - I REALLY need Help

   
8:23 pm on Feb 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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My site has an infinite amout of subdomains..

Like if i go to hgjr.mydomain.com it's the same as mydomain.com - but the URL stays as the first one..

I was all subdomains to end up at www.mydomain.com - including just mydomain.com (without the www)

PLEASE help!!!

5:59 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I really don't know anything about making an htaccess file but I do know that it has been talked about quite a bit here. Try clicking on "site search" at the top of this page and do a search for htaccess.
6:18 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member mivox is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



It sounds like you have wildcard subdomains enabled on your account. It might be easier for you to ask your host to turn off the wildcard option, and then make up a custom 404 page with a link to your main page from there.
6:35 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yep, mivox got it. Wildcard DNS. It's up to the host to fix that one.
7:19 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Subdomains I know, but I've asked and never yet been able to find out what wildcard subdomains are? What are they?
8:35 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yeah wildcard DNS, but it could be fixed with some help from mod_rewrite, this will 301 everything other than www.domain.com.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.domain\.com$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$
RewriteRule ^(.*) [domain.com...] [R=301,L]

8:39 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member littleman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Marcia:
Wildcard means that *.domain.com will go to one IP. So www.domain.com, domain.com, and whateveryouwant.domain.com will all point to the same IP. A server still could slice and dice the requests to different sites with name based hosting. I do this a lot.