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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.