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I need help with a Frame Redirect

   
6:22 pm on Jun 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Alright i use 1&1 for my dns and domain registration. I have a domain (example.com) that has a frame redirect to: main.example.com:8080/index.htm But i want to take off the index.htm but whenever i do it says server cannot be found (i test on my neighbors wifi). Please i need this redirect, but i can't have index.htm at the end otherwise search engines cant verify it.

[edited by: jatar_k at 1:07 pm (utc) on June 19, 2009]
[edit reason] please use example.com [/edit]

1:10 pm on Jun 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld ellsworthtutorials

what do you mean by frame redirect?

11:30 am on Jun 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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its like http redirect just url masking
4:17 pm on Jun 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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



"URL masking" is simply a 100% frame containing the target site, and not a redirect at all. Search engines will usually index the target URL and not the frame. It is possible to have content indexed when served on a non-standard port such as 8080 but it is not recommended.

What is the exact error when you try to access main.example.com:8080/ - 403, 404 or DNS error? What web server software are you running, Apache, IIS or something else? Have you set the default directory index to index.htm?

1:36 pm on Jun 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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but one problem. if it goes to main.example.com:8080/index.htm then when it tries to find the test html file (for verification) it would request main.example.com:8080/index.htm/testfile.html
4:50 pm on Jun 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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bump. everyone is probably working
12:33 am on Jun 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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As asked above, what exact error do you get when you request main.example.com:8080/ ? If the index page is not served by default by your webserver software, then you need to fix things at your end before modifying the target for your frame.